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 the Executive Director for the Salt Lake City-based non-profit Sunstone Education Foundation.[3]

Park has self identified as an "Independent Mormon."[4]

Life[edit]

Park was raised in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and grew up in the heart of the Salt Lake Valley. She lives in Stansbury Park, Utah.[5]

Activism[edit]

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 Latter-Day Saints struggling with a disruption in their faith identity."[6]

In the media[edit]

Park blogs for Feminist Mormon Housewives (FMH) about women's issues inside and outside of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. 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], The Guardian[14] and Quartz.[15]

As the Assistant Director of Sunstone, 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.

Podcasting[edit]

Year of Polygamy[edit]

In 2014, Park started the Year of Polygamy podcast, where she details the history of Mormon polygamy with particular emphasis on the lives and experiences of women.[16] Starting with individual episodes giving biographical sketches of 34 women who were sealed to Joseph Smith, it goes on to cover the impact of plural marriage on the history of Latter Day Saints in the nineteenth century, and on to the present day continuance of the practice by Mormon fundamentalists.[17]

The podcast was referenced in a New York Times article on Leslie Olpin Petersen's Forgotten Wives series of paintings.[18]

Sunstone podcast[edit]

In January 2019, Sunstone launched a new family of podcasts.[19] Park has participated in a number of them, both as a guest (reviewing news in Mormonism[20][21][22] and introducing Sunstone's equivalent of Firesides[23]) and as a host covering the Mormon context for topics such as women's work with refugees,[24] healing from abuse,[25] the murder of Matthew Shepard,[26] how various Mormon communities can better converse with one another,[27] and history[28] (including the creation story in Mormonism,[29],Lucy Mack Smith,[30], Joseph Smith's siblings,[31] magic and Mormonism,[32] Mormon scriptures,[33] stories from Kirtland,[34] and early “bad boys” in the Mormon movement including Hiram Page, Oliver Cowdery, and William McLellin).[35]

Blogging[edit]

Park has blogged at Pathos[36] on topics such as the use of the word "Mormon".[37]

References[edit]

  1. ^ O'Neil, Lorena (12 July 2014). "The Evolution of Mormon Feminism". OZY. Retrieved 20 May 2019. 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. ^ "The Sunstone Education Foundation—About Us". Sunstone Magazine. 3 May 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  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". Year of Polygamy. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Prevail Panel Discussion". UMOCA. 5 November 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2018. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |website= (help)
  7. ^ "FMH Podcast". Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  8. ^ "Mormon Feminism 101: the Podcast". Feminist Mormon Housewives. 15 May 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2018. 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. ^ Edmunds, Tresa (9 February 2012). "It's time for Mormons to accept gay marriage". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  15. ^ Park, Lindsay Hansen (29 August 2016). "Mormon Feminists: Yes, it is possible to support women's rights in the LDS church". Quartz. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  16. ^ Johnson, Eric M. (11 November 2014). "Mormon church says founder had about 40 wives". Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  17. ^ "Year of Polygamy Episodes in Order". Year of Polygamy. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  18. ^ Jennifer Dobner (August 15, 2015). "Mormon Leader Joseph Smith's 34 Wives Inspire Utah Artist". The New York Times. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  19. ^ Pool, Grace (19 December 2018). "Episode 0: John Larsen". Sunstone Magazine. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  20. ^ Larsen, John (14 January 2019). "Episode 3: Cristina Rosetti and Lindsay Hansen Park". Sunstone Magazine. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  21. ^ "Episode 8: February 2019 Mormon News Round-Up". Sunstone Magazine. 18 February 2019. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  22. ^ "Episode 11: Changes in Mormonism". Sunstone Magazine. 11 March 2019. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  23. ^ Larsen, John (21 January 2019). "Episode 4: Sunstone Firesides". Sunstone Magazine. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  24. ^ Park, Lindsay Hansen (14 February 2019). "Episode 3: Mormon Women's Work With Refugees". Sunstone Magazine. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  25. ^ "Episode 7: Abuse and Healing in a Mormon Context". Sunstone Magazine. 14 March 2019. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  26. ^ "Episode 10: The Mormon Story of Matthew Shepard's death". Sunstone Magazine. 4 April 2019. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  27. ^ "Episode 18: Making Connections Between Mormon Communities". Sunstone Magazine. 1 May 2019. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  28. ^ "Episode 9: Sunstone History Podcast". Sunstone Magazine. 25 February 2019. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  29. ^ Park, Lindsay Hansen; Buchanan, Bryan (20 February 2019). "Episode 1: The Creation". Sunstone Magazine. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  30. ^ "Episode 2: The First Mother in Israel". Sunstone Magazine. 15 March 2019. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  31. ^ "Episode 3: The Smith Family". Sunstone Magazine. 29 March 2019. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  32. ^ "Episode 4: Magic and Mormonism". Sunstone Magazine. 12 April 2019. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  33. ^ "Episode 5: History of the Scriptures". Sunstone Magazine. 26 April 2019. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  34. ^ "Episode 19: Our Favorite (Weird) Kirtland Stories". Sunstone Magazine. 6 May 2019. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  35. ^ "Episode 6: Bad Boys of Early Mormonism". Sunstone Magazine. 10 May 2019. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  36. ^ "Mormon Fundamentals - Putting the "Fun" in Fundamentalism"". Mormon Fundamentals. Pathos. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  37. ^ Park, Lindsay Hansen (7 October 2018). "Choose Not to Nickname". Mormon Fundamentals. Patheos. Retrieved 21 May 2019.

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