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Lipstick, hairspray, aerials, neon costumes, fishnet stockings, and noise– all things you find in spades at dance competitions. One thing you don’t find much? Men. A dance competition is an estrogen-rich environment, a place where mothers cheer on their daughters, and the few dads who do get dragged to the convention center look one part helpful, one part bored, and one part embarrassed at finding themselves in such a feminine zone.

I’ve spent the day at a dance competition with my two older daughters, and I always leave these events at the end of the day feeling both complete sensory overload and a sense of gratitude that I can belong to a community of women. I am hopeless with a curling iron, and one of the moms stepped in and curled my daughter’s hair, another mom and I swapped adoption stories, and countless women congratulated my girls as they came off stage.

The pieces in the March 2015 issue of Segullah both consider a community of women. Trisha Wheeldon’s “Eating Alone in Hialeah,” first shows the speaker as an outsider among the women in the Florida community where she’s a recent transplant. But a dream and some ice cream change all that, and she finds herself happy to assimilate.

Amy Stewart’s essay “The Moment” is more about what happens in the absence of an easy community of women. Stewart writes about losing her mother at the age of twelve, and how that loss has continued to shape her as she has grown into womanhood and motherhood without such an important relationship to sustain her.

We hope that your community of women is strong, and that you enjoy this issue of Segullah.

Shelah Mastny Miner
Editor-in-Chief

Coming soon: archived content from the Spring/Summer 2012 issue

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December 2014

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January 2014

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April 2013 — Special Issue: 2013 Contest Winners

March 2013 — Special Issue: Mormonism and Disability

February 2013

high_quality_viewSegullah Volume 10.0 Fall/Winter 2012

“Evolutions”

Featured Artist: Annie Henrie

 

 

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Segullah Volume 9 Spring/Summer 2012

“Justice and Mercy”

Featured Artist: Amanda M. Smith

 

 

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Segullah  Volume 8 .0 “Unfolding” Fall/Winter 2011

Featured artist: Cindy Ferguson

 

 

 

Segullah Volume 7.0 Spring/Summer 2011

“Tetherings”

Featured artists: Angela Bentley Fife, Chelsea Bentley James, Amanda Bentley James

 

 

Segullah Volume 6.0 Fifth Anniversary Issue

“Inside and Outside Marriage”

Featured artist: Maralise Petersen

 

 

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Segullah Volume 5.2 Winter 2009

“Becoming”

Featured artist: Rebecca Wetzel Wagstaff

 

 

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Segullah Volume 5.1 Summer 2009

“Gifts of the Spirit”

Featured artist: Leslie Graff

 

 

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Segullah Volume 4.3 Fall/Winter 2008

“Harvest”

Featured artist:  Lee Bennion

 

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Segullah Volume 4.2 Summer 2008

“Palette of Light”

Featured artist: Sharon Furner

 

 

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Segullah Volume 4.1 Spring 2008

“Roots and Branches”

Featured artists: Cassandra Barney and Emily McPhie

 

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Segullah Volume 3.3 Fall/Winter 2007

“Consecration”

Featured artist: Mandi Mauldin Felici

 

 

 

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Segullah Volume 3.2 Summer 2007

“Patchwork”

Featured artist: Jacqui Larsen

 

 

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Segullah Volume 3.1 Spring 2007

“Tabernacles”

Featured artist: Jamie Wayman

 

 

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Segullah Volume 2.2 Fall 2006

“Cleave Unto Charity”

Featured artist: Rose Datoc Dall

 

 

Segullah Volume 2.1 Spring 2006

“Women Proclaiming the Gospel”

 

 

 

 

Segullah Volume 1.2 Fall 2005

“Corridors of Change”

Featured artist: Claire Ferguson

 

 

Segullah Volume 1.1 Spring 2005

“The Measure of Creation”

Cover art by Victoria Holt

Index of all Authors 2005-present