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Hi I'm Lexi

I grew up in the foothills of the Rockies. I'm an artist and a songwriter. I'm an honest bookaholic. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Three interesting things about me: I often pick out the c-shaped cucumbers because I know no one else will pick them up. If I don't love the outcasts, who will? I have a deep love for music, the visual arts, science fiction movies, detective novels and anything that keeps my mind wandering and the creative juices flowing. I'm studying studio art at BYU because I want to do something I love when I finally grow up. I want to travel the world. I've already been to 8 countries outside of the United States. Another reason that I chose to study art is because I can work from anywhere. The next place I want to visit is Istanbul.

Why I am a Mormon

I find happiness in creativity, but I can find joy in this gospel. Because of the restoration, I have the ability to feel my Savior's love and to know, without a doubt, that He loves me. He knows me individually. He cares. He's felt everything that I've felt and He alone can comfort me in the darkest moments of life. I love Him and He loves me and I am His daughter. And that's the most comforting message of all.

How I live my faith

As a college student, I am constantly surrounded by immorality in all forms. When I first arrived here, I was very discouraged by the darkness I saw in many of my peers and I didn't understand why the spirit had lead me here. But then a friend from back home opened my eyes; I can live in the world and not be of the world. And there are many of my peers who have chosen to do this as well because there is hope, there are genuinely good people in the world. And that alone encourages me to keep strong and live a life full of faith, prayer and joy.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Many people may think that Mormonism is sexist; the men get the priesthood, the prophet and his apostles are all men, and it seems like all missionaries are young men barely out of high school. Well, at one point I thought that maybe my church WAS sexist and, as a strong-headed young woman, I didn't want to be a part of something like that. But then I had a Sunday school lesson about the family. I learned that men and women are supposed to be help meets for one another and neither men nor women can become exalted without the other. Women are in charge of an important aspect of the gospel; birthing and nurturing children. I've heard from seminary teachers, personal scripture study and speculations that women naturally have a more Christ-like nature to them and, because of that, they are in charge of nurturing and raising God's children. It is a HUGE responsibility. The church encourages all young men to go on a mission when they turn 19. They give girls the option when they're 21. I know a lot of girls who have gone. In fact, I am preparing to go on a mission soon because I have felt the spirit testify to me personally that it is something I should do. But I know a lot of girls a few years older than me who just felt that it was more important for them personally to settle down earlier. So they didn't go. Simple as a choice. I can testify that this church treats everyone fairly and equally. This gospel is for everyone and God does not discriminate. Show more Show less