Episode 38: LGBTQ Mormons in history

This week, Cari and Kelsae review some stories of LGBTQ early Mormons. They discuss Evan Stephens (director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir who was totes gay), Ada Dwyer Rusell (an actress of Mormon descent who was a lesbian), Kate Thomas (writer of an openly lesbian poem that was published in a Church magazine), and Almerin Grow (Salt Lake resident who was exiled to southern Utah by Brigham Young for gender nonconforming behavior). Happy Pride month, y’all. Go find the LGBTQ early Mormons in your family tree and we’ll share them on the podcast this week (nomanknowsmyherstory@gmail.com).

Opening thought by Andrea Gibson

Closing thought by rupi kaur

Links Mentioned

 Brigham Morris Young as Madam Pattirini

Brigham Morris Young as Madam Pattirini

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Episode 37: Gays do it better, especially Louie B. Felt

This week, in celebration of Pride month, Cari and Kelsae discuss a rad lesbian from Mormon herstory, Cari’s great-great-great aunt, Louie Felt. Louie and her longterm partner, May Anderson, ran the general Primary for decades and started the Friend and Primary Children’s Hospital. Warning: The story of another Felt family member toward the end takes a dark turn. We would love for you to hunt down the stories of your LGBTQ Mormon ancestors and share them with us!

Opening thought by Amanda Fucking Palmer 

Closing thought by Andrea Gibson

Links Mentioned

 May Anderson (left) and Louie Felt (right)

May Anderson (left) and Louie Felt (right)

Learn Your Herstory! (A list of films to watch) 

  • The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson 
  • How to Survive a Plague
  • We Were Here
  • Matt Shephard is a Friend of Mine
  • Mala Mala
  • A Sinner in Mecca
  • The New Black
  • Outrage
  • My Prairie Home
  • Southern Comfort
  • Paris is Burning
  • I am Divine
  • Trembling Before G-d
  • The Celluloid Closet
  • Before Stonewall

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Episode 36: Mormonism and mental illness

This week, Cari and Kelsae discuss several mental health disorders and how Mormonism feeds into them. Mormonism is the worst. So is mental illness. Sorry if you, like us, have both. CONTENT WARNING: general discussions and mentions (no explicit details) of sexual assault, rape, self harm, suicidal ideation, and suicide attempt.

Opening thought by Mary Oliver

Closing thought by rupi kaur

Links Mentioned

  • Episode 30: Substance abuse 101 (NMKMH) 
  • Need some extra support with life shit or leaving a cult? Get therapy, yo. (PsychologyToday) 
  • No more links! Cari and Kelsae got tattoos this weekend (work done by Willis at Icon Tattoo in Portland). BEHOLD:
 Cari's thigh!

Cari's thigh!

 Kelsae's ankle!

Kelsae's ankle!

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Episode 35: You don't have to take our word for it

This weekend is Cari’s 30th birthday, so it’s a short one. There’s one brief note about last week’s episode about white privilege, and then they do something completely different and read a story of their own creation. Have a chill Memorial Day, apostates.

Opening thought by rupi kaur

Closing thought by Lao Tzu

Links Mentioned

adore delano party

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Episode 34: A secular come-to-Jesus-meeting for white ex-Mormons about our privilege

This week, Cari and Kelsae, two white ladies, gather up other white ex-Mos for a discussion about white privilege and how it makes us into assholes. White ex-Mormons, particularly those who create ex-Mo content, should be talking about white privilege, implicit bias, and racism. We need to hear more from marginalized groups. We need to believe them when they say they are hurt and we need to support them in the ways they want to be supported. We also all fail, and we should own it. In that spirit, here’s the episode.

Opening thought by Andrea Gibson

Closing thought: If you don’t have to think about it, it’s a privilege.

Links Mentioned

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