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Hi I'm Camille Perkins

I live in Utah. I'm a white middle class American. It may not be surprising, but I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a junior in high school. I'm a theatre nerd and a band geek. I hang out with my friends on weekends, but my very best friends are my family, and I hang out with them every day. I want to write someday. I want to be a mother, a degree-holder, and a wife, but most importantly, I want to be a follower of Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I may have grown up a Mormon, but I stay a Mormon because I choose to. The gospel of Jesus Christ doesn't just help me when I'm having a hard time or comfort me when I have doubts; it also improves my daily life and helps me to be a better person. I have my spiritual ups and downs, but I know it's true.

How I live my faith

I do my best to live a pure and clean life. There are behaviors I abdicate from and others that I try to enhance. I don't drink, smoke, or do drugs. I believe in abstinence from sex, but I also keep myself out of situations that would compromise that. I don't do these things because I want to be the one in charge of my own body and I want to keep it spiritually and physically pure. But more important are the behaviors I encourage in myself. I focus on getting a good education, helping others, reading scriptures, and saying prayers. I'm not always perfect, but I do my best to be good. It helps me when my friends notice what I do and I encourage them to live the same way. I'm still friendly to them even when they disagree, but they know what's really important to me and they respect that.

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

Camille Perkins
I don't think there is one generalization for a Mormon woman. Mormons hail from cultures and situations other than that of the middle class American. But I do know that every Mormon woman can bring the Spirit with her wherever she goes and that she has a great capacity for uplifting others. The genders are equal, but they are also different. This should not be taken to say that they ought to be treated differently, but that they have different skills generally attributed to each of them. Individually, they can identify with these skills in scores of ways, but each woman has the opportunity to use them as a follower of Christ. Show more Show less