We have had several requests to post a bit about ourselves!
For the next week we will be posting a little about us and our experiences.
And I get to go first, enjoy. ~ Kyra
Please comment - what experiences/events/comments have made you who you are!
It has already been an amazing experience getting to know you and read your comments, ideas and thoughts on the topics we have touched on. I am so excited to get to delve deeper into topics relating to women as they are near and dear to my heart.
I come from a very unique family, I am the oldest of five- four girls and one boy. I have a father who is secretly superman and a mother who is wonder-woman (no secret about that one). We were raised being told we could do anything and be anything we wanted to be, and more importantly, we were expected to be those things. Therefore, it was shocking to me to be told at 17, after finding my new co-workers open check in the bathroom, that the reason I was still making minimum wage after a year and he (who was hired two months ago) was making 1.50 dollar more than me an hour was because I was a girl. In fact, the manager on duty continued and said it was something I was going to have to face- women make less then men. I was flabbergasted. It was that night that I understood why there are feminists and why I was one of them.
Sorry, the more recent family picture was on the day of our wedding
Since then my interest in women’s studies has become deeply rooted at the very core of my soul. I have been blessed to travel to several different countries on multiple continents and have been deeply saddened by the situation of my sisters abroad (as well as at home- we aren't a perfect society by any means). I have also seen the amazing, fantastic power that comes when women understand their true, divine potential and unite for a common cause- nothing could stand in their way. It is this knowledge of the devastating reality of women around the globe and the strength that they wield that drives me onward.
And I have to admit, I am a bit of a history junky. I have fallen in love with the history of the LDS church, particularly the quiet often untold stories of the women who were actively involved. As I have researched topics and individuals I have a far greater respect and love for my sisters of Zion. I am so excited to introduce them to you- for we truly are their progeny.
It is my hope that together we can explore what it means to be a woman in the world today, a woman of faith and of hope and understanding. I know that it is only together, united that we can change the world.
Can't wait to hear from you!