As many of you know, I grew up Mormon. What Chelsea Shields discusses in this TED talk is one of the many reasons that I left when I was 16 years old. I find it very interesting that she chooses to stay and fight from the inside rather than leaving and living the life she deserves outside the church. While I believe that there is no place for religion in modern society, I can certainly admire her strength in trying to change a mindset rather than simply criticizing the LDS church.
These words say it best: “How do we respect someone’s religious beliefs, while also holding religion accountable for the damage those beliefs may cause others?”