how to be a real mormon.

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the lds church has come under fire again over the past week,¬†and i haven’t seen so much open criticism of–as well fervent apologeticism for–the church, at least not since the days of prop 8. kate kelly, founder of ordain women, is up for¬†possible future excommunication, and though her story hit the ny times seven days […]

my name is alexis lesa, i hate the “modesty movement,” and i’m a mormon.

so when i saw this blog post with the title “modest is NOT hottest,” i was all yay! someone is going to talk about what a horrible slogan for a movement that is! and then i read the post, and i was like, nope. worst post about the modesty movement i have ever read, EVER. […]

on being fat.

it’s been a long time since i’ve written. when i was at my lowest with postpartum depression, blogging helped me through some of my worst times, and that’s why i’m starting up with depressionsandconfessions again. i miss the outlet, i miss the creativity, and most of all, i miss the people. i know it’s been […]

to hear them shatter.

this is the most honest account i can give of my first (and i hope only) psychotic episode. i won’t give any analysis of what happened, just the details–i don’t want this post to be too long. i’ll talk about the implications of this episode later, maybe in my next post. if you’re at all […]

death in the family.

charlie, my little love

the first time i saw charlotte, she was looking at me through the glass window of a pet store. she was all alone in her cubby, and she looked…human. as though she was regarding me with some sort of emotion, like expectation or suspicious. it freaked me out a little, since i’m not the type […]

WTF, ALEXIS. WTF.

One night about two weeks ago, I woke at three in the morning convinced of something. So I stumbled out of my warm bed, walked down the hall in my underwear, and regarded the six piles of clean laundry on my laundry room floor with suspicion. I knew there was something I needed to do […]