Emma Smith, Jane Manning James, Emmeline B. Wells, Marjorie Pay Hinckley, and the current Relief Society General Presidency are just a few of the faces you might spot on the beautiful cover of the July/August 2020 issue of LDS Living magazine, specially illustrated for us by Caitlin Connolly.
As the United States celebrates 100 years since the 19th Amendment was passed on August 18, 1920, which granted women the right to vote, this special edition of LDS Living highlights the lives and achievements of Latter-day Saint women throughout history.
Whether or not you are a woman, we hope you will enjoy reading about the Latter-day Saint women in Utah who pioneered woman’s suffrage efforts and the Relief Society sisters who have been accomplishing remarkable things from the days of Joseph Smith to today. You will also find stories about the life of former Young Women General President Ardeth Kapp, insights about unnamed women in the Book of Mormon and what women can learn about being known or unknown today, and two beautiful essays on motherhood and nurturing others by Emily Watts and Zandra Vranes.
With so much uncertainty, division, and unrest in the world right now, we hope that this issue of LDS Living will remind Latter-day Saints of our history of creating positive change and working together as brothers and sisters to accomplish good things in the world and carry the light of Christ. As Associate Publisher Erin Hallstrom notes at the beginning of the issue, “Building the Kingdom is hard work. Thanks to many examples around us, I know our efforts are not only needed by that with God’s help, they will be enough.”
If you don’t already receive LDS Living through your Deseret Book platinum membership, you can purchase the individual issue on deseretbook.com or find out about annual magazine subscriptions here. Want to read online instead? Check out our free daily LDS Living newsletter email to catch the stories as they are published on our website over the next several weeks. Happy reading!