Lindsay Hansen Park

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Lindsay Hansen-Park
Born1981–1982[1][2]
Occupationactivist, blogger, advocate
NationalityUnited States
Children3
Website
www.yearofpolygamy.com/about/

Lindsay Hansen-Park is an American Mormon feminist blogger, podcaster, and is the Acting Director for the Salt Lake City non-profit Sunstone.[3]

Life[edit]

Hansen-Park was raised in the LDS Church, and grew up in the heart of the Salt Lake Valley. She has self identified as an "Independent Mormon."[4]

Hansen-Park lives in Stansbury Park, Utah.[5]

Activism[edit]

Hansen-Park co-founded Utah For Congo to raise awareness for post rape survivors. She has been the Director of Counseling Services for the Whitefields Education Foundation, which "offers professional counseling and resources for Mormons struggling with a disruption in their faith identity."[6]

In the media[edit]

Hansen-Park blogs for Feminist Mormon Housewives (FMH) about women's issues inside and outside of the LDS Church. She is the main voice behind FMH's podcast,[7][8] which has been recommended by New York Times Religion Reporter Laurie Goodstein.[9] Her work and voice have been referenced in The Wall Street Journal,[10] The Salt Lake Tribune's Trib Talk,[11][12] Salt Lake City Weekly,[13] and Quartz.[14]

As the Assistant Director of Sunstone, Hansen-Park has been credited with expanding the Sunstone audience to be more diverse.[2] The 2015 Sunstone Symposium was described as having "many contributors from the millennial generation, racially diverse communities, and non-Americans," along with "the sea of white, gray-haired presenters and participants"[2] that have frequented Sunstone's events throughout its history.

Year of polygamy[edit]

In 2014, Hansen-Park started the Year of Polygamy podcast, where she details the history of Mormon polygamy from the viewpoint of women.[15] The podcast was referenced in a New York Times article on Leslie Olpin Petersen's Forgotten Wives series of paintings.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ O'Neil, Lorena (12 July 2014). "The Evolution of Mormon Feminism". OZY. Retrieved 17 September 2018. Lindsay Hansen-Park, a 32-year-old blogger
  2. ^ a b c Stack, Peggy Fletcher (1 August 2015). "Sunstone puts on a younger, more diverse face as symposium explores hipper Mormon topics". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Sunstone Magazine". Sunstonemagazine.com. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  4. ^ "r/mormon - I am Lindsay Hansen Park, Mormon podcaster, Host of the Year of Polygamy podcast, Story of Woman podcast, and FMH podcast. Ask me (almost*) anything". reddit. 2015. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  5. ^ "About Year of Polygamy". www.yearofpolygamy.com. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Prevail Panel Discussion". UMOCA. 5 November 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  7. ^ "FMH Podcast". Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  8. ^ "Mormon Feminism 101: the Podcast". Feminist Mormon Housewives. 15 May 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2018. Hansen-Park has blogged with the handle 'Winterbuzz'
  9. ^ "Laurie Goodstein on Twitter". Twitter. 12 November 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  10. ^ Fowler, Geoffrey A. (6 April 2013). "Woman Takes Rare Lead Role at Mormon Event". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  11. ^ Napier-Pearce, Jennifer (15 September 2015). "Trib Talk: Preppers and the end times". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  12. ^ Napier-Pearce, Jennifer (27 October 2014). "Trib Talk: Mormon essays on Joseph Smith's polygamy". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  13. ^ Lauritzen, Stephanie (1 October 2014). "The Mormon Avengers". Salt Lake City Weekly. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  14. ^ Hansen-Park, Lindsay (29 August 2016). "Mormon Feminists: Yes, it is possible to support women's rights in the LDS church". Quartz. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  15. ^ Johnson, Eric M. (11 November 2014). "Mormon church says founder had about 40 wives". Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  16. ^ Jennifer Dobner (August 15, 2015). "Mormon Leader Joseph Smith's 34 Wives Inspire Utah Artist". The New York Times. Retrieved 14 October 2016.