Back in August of 2012, Hannah Wheelwright started organizing Feminist FHE in Provo, Utah. It started with her posting on the Young Mormon Feminists Facebook group each Sunday the time, location, and topic of discussion for that week’s FHE. They would meet from 8:30-10:30pm and discuss topics such as Mormon women and agency, Heavenly Mother, the gender pay gap, and other workplace gender discrimination issues, LGBT topics and feminism, polygamy, and many other subjects. 10-15 people consistently attended, with as many at 30-35 attending on popular nights. It was and still is not in any way endorsed or organized by the LDS Church- The name “FHE” was appropriated because the people who gathered were interested in discussing Mormonism and feminism. Many were BYU students, but the group was open to all who wished to attend.
Since the success of Feminist FHE, other young Mormon feminists have expressed interest in organizing Feminist FHE’s in their local areas. If you live in one of these areas, contact the person listed and let them know. If you live in an area not listed below and you want to be the point person for organizing a gathering in your area, email youngmormonfeminists AT gmail DOT com, and your contact info will be added below!
Washington D.C. Feminist FHE:
Jennifer Assily- firstname.lastname@example.org
Colorado Springs, Colorado Feminist FHE:
Rachael Babiracki – email@example.com
Boise, Idaho Feminist FHE:
Necia Hunter – firstname.lastname@example.org
Salt Lake City, Utah Feminist FHE:
Jessica Swensen- email@example.com
Provo, Utah Feminist FHE:
If you’re interested in hosting a Provo-based Feminist FHE, please contact us at youngmormonfemininsts at gmail.com