31 days of GIRL POWER

1 Oct

Beginning today, I’ll be writing for 31 days straight about girl power.

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Note: As I explained here, in the spirit but not the letter of the “law” of the 31-day challenge, I won’t be writing for 31 consecutive days, but you can bet I’ll keep writing about girl power, and I’ll link to the posts here. Thanks for reading!

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I’m taking part in 31 Days, an online writing challenge started by The Nester in which bloggers pick one topic and write a post on that topic every day in October. Last year I loved reading my friend Charlotte’s writing on gracious living, and now that I’m blogging a bit more consistently–and have a topic I was already itching to write about–I decided to give it a go.

Why I chose my topic: This series could be subtitled “Adventures in feminist summer reading“–I’ll be talking a lot about books I’ve read recently that happen to align with my topic.

That reading started amidst the many kerfuffles surrounding Ordain Women earlier this year. What stood out to me was the invitation of Linda K. Burton, general president of the Relief Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, to learn more about the doctrine of the priesthood. My attempt to do that led me to learn not just about the priesthood but the awesome power–and potential power–of women.

What to expect: My grand plan is to compose a heady mix of academic research of the feminist, linguistic, and historical varieties; Mormon doctrine; pop culture; current events; and personal experience. (Although Mormonism will make an appearance as always, I hope there will still be plenty to interest my non-Mormon readers.)

HA! Let’s be real. First of all, I am not an expert in any of those things but personal experience. Second of all, it’s hard to guarantee consistently highfalutin rhetoric when I’m committing to daily blog posts alongside part-time freelance writing and full-time mama-ing and generic obligations of being a grown-up. So this may feature only an occasional flash of insight. If you opt to stick with me this month, thank you, and please share your own thoughts along the way.

Girls have awesome power and potential power. Let’s talk about it, shall we?

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7 Responses to “31 days of GIRL POWER”

  1. Charlotte October 1, 2014 at 11:03 am #

    I love this! Can’t wait to read your thoughts and material about girl power. This is a topic I think about frequently as well!

  2. Katie P. October 1, 2014 at 2:17 pm #

    Awesome! I’m looking forward to reading your thoughts!

    • Holly October 5, 2014 at 7:52 pm #

      Thanks Katie!

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