103 episodes

At Last She Said It is a podcast that seeks to amplify and explore a variety of voices, stories, ideas and experiences of Mormon women.

At Last She Said It Cynthia Winward, Susan Hinckley

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 419 Ratings

At Last She Said It is a podcast that seeks to amplify and explore a variety of voices, stories, ideas and experiences of Mormon women.

    What About Missions? A Conversation with Apple Lanman

    What About Missions? A Conversation with Apple Lanman

    There’s a lot of pressure around missions in the Church. From the time they are very young, our children hear the clear expectation that they will serve. But the decision to serve, the realities of mission life, the possibility of returning home early, and the pressure to make big life decisions soon after a mission ends, can all weigh heavily on young Latter-day Saints and their families. “The reality of mission life both pre- and post-mission is hard!” says therapist Apple Lanman, who joins Cynthia and Susan for a discussion of some of the complexities—personal, family, cultural, and institutional—surrounding this celebrated rite of passage. 

    • 59 min
    Did It Ever Matter?

    Did It Ever Matter?

    There’s a tension in our church between things that change and things that some members consider to be unchangeable. It can be hard to distinguish between the two, and our history would suggest that more things are probably changeable than we think. Figuring out what matters, why it does, and when that may change is an ongoing process, personally and institutionally. To answer those questions for ourselves, we must approach practices and programs in a way that helps us uncover spiritual meaning in them—or sometimes not. In this conversation, Cynthia and Susan talk about some specific changes they’ve experienced during their church lives, and ask the question: Did that ever matter?

    • 59 min
    Still Ultimate, Still a Big Deal—BONUS

    Still Ultimate, Still a Big Deal—BONUS

    In this short bonus episode, Cynthia and Susan say a little bit more about the temple—a topic so big, there will always be more to say.

    • 27 min
    The Ultimate Big Deal, Part 3

    The Ultimate Big Deal, Part 3

    For our 100th episode, what could be more fitting than a discussion about the temple? It’s the centerpiece of Latter-day Saint worship members believe sets our church apart from all others. Many women can trace their most sacred experiences to it, but for others—from the wording to the rituals—attending the temple causes deep unease. Having complicated feelings about something so reverenced can be a struggle to admit, even to oneself. In this conversation, Cynthia and Susan highlight the emotions and experiences of women who generously shared their hearts with us on this difficult topic.  

    • 1 hr 2 min
    We Don't Believe Our Own Stuff: Heavenly Mother Edition

    We Don't Believe Our Own Stuff: Heavenly Mother Edition

    Who we pray to and how we envision God is personal, but the Church organization can and does limit our collective discourse about Heavenly Mother. Many feminists have been disciplined for speaking and writing publicly about Her. What does this silencing say about the importance of the doctrine? And is an unwillingness to allow deeper engagement with the feminine divine in our teaching and worship indicative of the organization’s regard for women generally? Why don’t we seem to believe our own stuff about one of the most unique—and for many compelling—aspects of our theology? 

    • 58 min
    The Invisible Woman

    The Invisible Woman

    The term ‘invisible woman’ refers to the feeling many women have that they lose social value as their ability to attract the male gaze fades with age. But do older women disappear in church, as well as in society? And how might a woman’s spirituality change as she moves through her second half of life? Cynthia and Susan explore their own experiences and those of listeners in this conversation about the impact of aging on women’s church lives and personal faith.

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
419 Ratings

419 Ratings

cindy.w.b ,

My favorite religion podcast by far

Thank you thank you Cynthia and Susan for articulating so well what I have been thinking for years. As a someone in the same age group, I have always wondered things like, why are all the leadership positions held by men, especially when only a few positions actually need to be? I live in a very conservative stake (I call it the Stepford Wives Stake), so most of your ideas are completely new. Thank you for all your time researching and presenting this information in such a beautiful way. My husband and I argue about these topics sometimes, and I really wish he would just listen to the podcast, because you guys say it so much better than I do.

Davidthecatfish ,

Thoughtful Discussion of LDS Topics

I love this podcast. I enjoy the thoughtful approach. It’s a great place to expand my thinking with regards to LDS doctrine and policy. Thanks Susan and Cynthia!

meg12245 ,

Most shared podcast I have

Thank you for saying it! You really have helped me and my mother organize our thoughts and help us feel like we have a space

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