Welcome to The Sisterhood Podcast, where we believe women rise when they lift each other. As lifelong, believing members of the LDS church, Allyson Reynolds and Tiffany Sowby both love and support the church while also advocating for changes that allow more people to “Come unto Christ.” This podcast encourages courageous conversations about the intersection between faith, politics, and social issues that many feel they can’t discuss at church or even a family dinner.
We hope to educate and raise awareness about these issues in a girl next door kind of way, while giving concrete suggestions for how our sisters can “be the change” and reach out in love and acceptance to the “least of these” among us.
Episode 108 - Getting the Men on Board: An Interview with Dave Tovey, a Priesthood Leader
New Zealand provides menstrual products in all schools
Women at Church by Neylan McBaine
Mad Minis ice cream sandwiches
Clear American Pineapple Coconut sparkling water from Walmart
The book “CALM: 50 mindfulness and relaxation exercises to de-stress and unwind”
Mexican Train Dominoes
Centrum gummy vitamins for adults
She Let Go poem
Episode 107 - Working Women, Childcare, and the Church
Join Allyson and Tiffany in this week's episode where they will be talking about Ted Cruz's trip to Cancun, working women, child care and the church, the Breaking Down Patriarchy podcast, and as always, they will share a spotlight of an inspiring sister.
Ted Cruz goes to Cancun
NPR Series, "Enough Already: How The Pandemic is Breaking Women"
New York Times article where VP Kamala Harris calls the 2.5 million women who have left the workforce during the pandemic a "national emergency."
Best Countries for Raising Kids in 2020 (U.S. News and World Report)
The Nuclear Family Was a Mistake (article in The Atlantic by David Brooks)
Julie Hanks TEDx talk, "The Costs of Idealizing Motherhood"
LDS Church opposed Equal Rights Amendment
The Honored Place of Women
WHAT YOU CAN DO
Read the article “The Affordability Crisis Hits LDS Homes” by Natalie Brown. She has some really interesting thoughts on how the church can move forward to adapt to the changing world we are living in, including perhaps subsidizing quality child care the way they do education. Work on recognizing your own privilege if you have it, and seeing/validating/acknowledging the people who may not be able to achieve the same standard of living as you do, or have the same choices that you do. Think about ways you can support people who need it on a personal level without making your charity the focus. Google “white saviorism” and “white privilege.” Advocate publicly and vocally for more women to be in more places of power where decisions are made that affect women and families. Favorite Things
Belif cleanser and moisturizer PIT game Glisten Dishwasher Cleaner Allyson
Breaking Down Patriarchy podcast WEI purifying mud mask Chocolate chip banana nut bread recipe (DM me on IG if you want the recipe!) An Inspiring Sister
Barbara Smith Conrad
Episode 106 - Has The Day of Miracles Ceased?
In today’s episode we will be talking about opting out of teaching about racism, modern day miracles, goat milk lip balm, and as always, we will do a spotlight of an inspiring SISTER.
Miracles by Elder Dallin H. Oaks
God’s Hand. Ellie’s Heart (Tiffany’s blog post)
Ellie’s Mystery Injury (Tiffany’s blog post)
Do Miracles Really Happen
Has the day of miracles ceased? by Elder Hallstrom
Miracles you may be overlooking
Goat milk lip balm
House dress alternative
French Dip Sandwiches
Conair fabric shaver
Best Today guide by Shunta Grant
Allyson Felix, most decorated female track and field athlete in U.S. History fighting for maternal protections
Episode 105 - Who Are "The Least Of These" Among Us, and How Can We Support Them?
Join Tiffany and Allyson for this week's episode as they talk about a man who set up a homeless shelter on his front lawn, "the least of these" among us, a fabulous berry pie recipe, and as always, they will share spotlight of an inspiring SISTER.
Utah man invites homeless to set up camp on is front lawn
Resources to learn more about the perspectives of the marginalized in our church and the world in general:
Listen, Learn and Love podcast
Questions from the Closet podcast
BYU Devotional by Eric Huntsman
Neylan McBaine’s book “Women at Church”
"Mormon Feminism: Essential Writings" by Joanna Brooks and Rachel Hunt Steenblik
Sarah Bessey's "Jesus Feminist"
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich's "A House Full of Females"
Dr. Julie Hanks IG account
Rosie Card's IG account
People of Color:
Exhaustive list provided by YoungMormonFeminists.org
Immigrants and Refugees:
Those with untraditional families: mixed race, mixed faith, divorced, step, adoption, disabilities:
Those who are going through a faith crisis/journey/transtion:
Patrick Mason's "Planted"
Thomas McConkie's "Navigating Mormon Faith Crisis"
Terryl and Fiona Givens' "Crucible of Doubt"
What you can do:
Peruse the many resources linked here to listen and learn in order to love and understand. Share our podcast episodes and IG posts about these groups and issues on your own social media feeds or with people in your circles who you would like to help understand these perspectives. Be more vocal yourself. Standing up for the marginalized may be unpopular or uncomfortable in certain circles (which is crazy!!), but if we truly believe it is what Christ would do and DID do, we should be able to call on Him for courage and strength to
Kool-Aid mix-in Zebra mildliner pens Leather strap cable organizers Allyson
1. Rachel Parcell's triple berry pie recipe
2. Mrs. Meyers Clean Day dryer sheets
3. Sharonsaysso IG account and her monthly Government for Grownups class
Incredible Black women in history
Episode 104 - Patriarchy in Everyday Conversations and Traditions
In today’s episode we will be talking about the first country to have two elected female leaders, patriarchy in everyday conversations and traditions, Universal Yums, and as always, we will spotlight an inspiring sister.
Estonia becomes only country in the world run by two elected women
The Vileness of Marjorie Taylor Greene
Overcoming Patriarchal Cultures and Norms
How Patriarchy and Capitalism Combine to Aggravate the Oppression of Women
80’s All Lined Up playlist on Spotify
The Boy, The Horse, The Fox and The Mole by Charlie Mackesy
Mint Cookies and Cream Ice cream
Episode 103 - Caring For The Poor: Charitable Donations or Socialism?
Join Tiffany and Allyson in this week's episode as they discuss protecting women from domestic violence in Iran, the best way to care for the poor (charitable donations or socialism?), spiral hair ties, and as always, they will spotlight an inspiring sister.
Iran Passing Bill Protecting Women from Domestic Violence
The New York Times article about the U.S. having the largest wealth gap (9/20)
Wealth inequality trends in the U.S. (Pew Research)
Elder Holland’s talk, “Are We Not All Beggars?”
The difference between a true socialist and a democratic socialis form of government (article from Business Insider)
Watchman on the Tower: Ezra Taft Benson and the Making of the Mormon Right
Insight Timer -meditation app
Spiral hair ties
Strong like Sarah IG account
Mom's One Line A Day 5-year journal
New favorite night time eye mask
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I enjoy your Podcasts and the banter between such good friends. I have heard you disagree but the friendship continues on. I love that. Today as I listened to your presentation I wanted to share a thought I had earlier this week about there must needs be opposition in all things. We certainly see this in our political arena. It made me think about a teeter totter. When we would sit on the ends one friend would be all the way down on the ground while the other friend would be up in the air. With a push of your feet the teeter totter would send you careening up into the air while your friend would slam into the ground. And so it would go. Up, whee, down, bang, up, whee, down, bang. Until we figured out there was a much better way. We both moved from the far ends toward the center. It became a much gentler ride. Still using the force of opposition but for the benefit of both. Wouldn’t it be nice if we saw more of that in politics? A gentle ride of give and take, compromise rather than my way or the highway. Working together for a combination of the best of both worlds. Let’s all work together to “Make America Great.”
My favorite podcast
I cannot wait for your new episodes and direction to begin this year. Thank you for addressing topics that are not always welcome in church on Sundays. Thank you for providing a soft place to land for the many who feel “othered” in their church community. Thank you for your compassion.
Great Podcast for All Women
This is a great podcast for all women who want to support each other. Even as a non-LDS/Mormon person, I live in a heavily LDS/Mormon area and the “for the members in the room” episodes are highly informative for me and help me better relate to my LDS/Mormon friends. And I love the inspiring women piece so great to lift each other up.