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Hi I'm Sarah

I grew up in Illinois. I'm autistic and a college student. I'm adopted along with my two siblings. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm going to BYU-I and majoring in English. I'm autistic, and I identify as asexual. I enjoy playing video games, such as Pokemon, Fire Emblem, and Harvest Moon, and I'm trying to get into the Legend of Zelda at the moment. I get scared easily, so I don't do well with horror things. I also love to read, my favorites being the Warriors series and the Mistborn series. I have some social anxiety, but I'm learning to deal with it. I've never been out of the country, but there are a lot of places I would like to go. My two siblings and I are adopted, from different families.

Why I am a Mormon

Everybody has a conversion story, even if they were born in the church. It's impossible to live in this day and age and not have your own testimony; it will not end well at any time. In my opinion, it's harder to live the gospel faithfully than it is to follow the world. Everybody tells what the "right" thing is, but they hardly ever agree 100%. I also see all the beauty of the world, all the ways that languages are unique, how we have created so many amazing things, and cannot help but think that there's something or someone behind it. I find this church to be a religion of hope, of change, and of happiness. I'm happy here because everyone has a chance to hear this wonderful gospel, no matter what time or place they were born, no matter their skin color, language, sexuality, or gender. This is a church for everyone. We may not follow what the world thinks to be right, but we do try to treat everyone fairly as much as we can. At school, I've always felt a bit left out. In the church, that's never been so; there's always a listening ear, always a helping hand. That is why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I grew up in the church. I don't know how many generations I would count as, because my mom's family was in the church since the pioneer days, but for my dad, his mom was a convert. I currently go to one of the young single adult ward at my school, where I serve in my calling as an indexer (somebody who helps with finding names in historical documents).

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

Absolutely! Sure, men and women are not exactly 100% the same in the church, but they have equal callings. I've never felt put down because of my gender; I've been encouraged the same to go on a mission, to get a good education, and to strive to be my best. As for what Mormon women are like? Pretty much like any other woman you'll meet, or any other person for that matter. There's no real difference. Some areas, maybe, because of the culture of the place, but overall, we're the same as anyone else. Show more Show less