I believe in being brave. I believe in Middle Earth. I believe in hammocks, chocolate milk, and in living and loving authentically, no matter how much it may hurt. I believe in standing in the light. I believe in learning, in reading, and in crying---that mountains heal your spirit when it's been diminished, that friends heal your heart when it's been broken, and that Jesus Christ heals everything else. I believe that people will both break you down and build you up, that everyone is doing the best they can, and that loving each other is the closest we'll come to understanding God while on this earth.
I'm Tahnee from Brisbane, Australia, Law and Justice Graduate, qualified clown, Sensei and cheesecake aficionado. I firmly believe that your favourite song should be sung at the top of your lungs every time, nutella is best when eaten from the jar and fish are friends, not food. I decided not long after I turned 18 that there was no point being embarrassed about who I was, so I embraced it. Ten years later, my wardrobe is full of vintage dresses and shoes and I am unapologetic about how much big band swing and Michael Buble is on my playlist.
My name is Sydney, and I'm a seventeen year-old from Colorado. My main past time is eating guacamole, usually with chips. I love to hike, read, and longboard. You can often find me jamming to loud music in my car, windows up because I'm scared if I roll them down they won't roll back up.
Ruth is the happily married mother of four. One daughter is married and lives in Utah, another is serving a mission in Massachusetts. Her two sons,16 and 14, keep life exciting at home in San Diego. She shares her love of all things bookish on Instagram @literally.ruth.mitchell and recently published her first YA novel, Deleted. On Ruby Girl she plans to recommend uplifting fiction, as well as document real-life Latter-Day Saint love stories.
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I am a YA writer, mother to three teenagers, and wife to one beautiful bearded man. I live in an old farmhouse in Bentonville, Arkansas, but grew up in Los Angeles. I love bad weather, British TV, and have reached Master III in Clash Royale. Most of all, I love the Lord, and am striving daily to love my dog as much as my cats.
EDITOR I'm the kind of mom who drives through mud puddles, throws pumpkins off the roof and lets the kids move the ping pong table into the kitchen for the summer. Despite (or probably, because of) my immaturity, my five sons and one daughter are happy, thriving, funny people. I'll climb a mountain with you, jump into a freezing lake hand-in-hand or just sit with you while you cry. I believe the gospel of Jesus Christ will heal the earth.
I’m a guitar player, cake baker, nap taker, personal trainer (to myself haha), a have-it-all-pulled-together-faker, and sometimes a writer. My cat is my best friend, I cannot make good mac and cheese for the life of me and in all honesty, this is terrifying. I really do make chocolate milk for my 5 older brothers whenever they ask.
I am 19 years old! I love volleyball, basketball, reading, and writing, and I am studying International Relations at BYU. My plan is to attend law school after that. I have been called to serve in the Argentina Resistencia mission, and I start the online MTC in June of 2020. I love sharing the gospel!
Madison is a lover of old movies, good literature, chocolate ice cream, and world travel.
Madison enjoys studying at college and spending time with family when she’s home in Texas. She believes in the importance of empowering all young girls to dream big and know their worth.
Some of my favorite hobbies include writing and journaling! I love playing with my younger siblings and connecting with those around me through service!! I hope to write articles that will uplift and inspire girls to become better, happier versions of themselves and to do the things they love without fear of disapproval.
Jenny Whitcomb is from Massachusetts. She loves to read, hike and make new friends. Ice cream is her dessert of choice and she has been teaching early morning seminary from her living room for a veeerrrryyy long time. That probably qualifies for a celestial fast pass, right?
I love to take pictures and sing! I play the violin and I’m learning to play the ukelele! I love being outside and going on adventures! I do cross country and rock climbing. Family and friends are very important to me and I love spending time with them!
A half-Swede, half-American who loves hiking, biking and all things family. Currently, I am at BYU studying computers and business (information systems). At the end of the day though, I love putting away the technology and being with those around me, making memories and laughing.
Hi readers!! My name is Emi. I am a wildflower enthusiast and I LOVE our beautiful world. I enjoy painting, guitar playing and sharing the gospel. I'm a freshman at BYU this fall and I'm hoping to put in my mission papers soon. Happy reading!!
If you love poetry and Jazz basketball, we should be friends. I'm a learner, writer, healer, and new guitar player. Jesus Christ is my friend. "God helps me—that's what I think, and then I am calm." —Carl Bloch
I love country music, singing, reading, and writing. I love the gospel and sharing it to anyone who will listen. Throughout my life I have learned that everyone has a story and every story is worth listening to.
I am 19 years old. I would describe myself as a spunky and happy person. I love to read, draw, play the piano, and be outside. I love music, especially good ole classic rock. You can't go wrong with a saxophone and guitar solo in one song (i am looking at you Pink Floyd).
My name is Annabelle, my friends call me Bells. I'm 16, and recently moved back to Utah from Oxford, England where I spent the last two years. I love to write, sing, watch lots of Netflix, ski, hike and hang out with my family. My articles cover a range of topics. I try to apply important gospel principles into a modern context, which in turn helps me apply the gospel to my life. My favourite scriptures are 3 Nephi 12:14-16 and Ether 12:27.
Adrienne studies English and rhetoric at Brigham Young University. She is originally from South Florida and loves to read in a hammock under palm trees. She served a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City. Her husband is from the Dominican Republic and they love to dance bachata and go to the beach. Their latest adventure was living a semester in Washington, D.C., where Adrienne completed a journalism internship reporting on tech policy on Capitol Hill.
Hi! My name is Abish. I'm 16 years old. I like to write music and poems in my free time. i also like to sing and play my ukulele. I like watching Korean Dramas and learning new recipes to cook! I like writing uplifting articles that inspire others. My ultimate favorite thing to do is feeling the peace the breeze brings on a warm sunny day!