Friday, June 22, 2012

Episode 49: Passing the Torch

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There are so many women from all over the world, both in and out of Mormonism who listen to this podcast. Each of you has much to share. Every week I get emails from you, telling me about your life journeys, about your pain and triumphs, about how one of the episodes on the podcast helped you or validated you. Many of you have sent me ideas for podcasts, too. Because, really, for women’s issues in religion, there is endless territory to cover. In these episodes I’ve done, I haven’t even scratched the surface.

There is so, so much still to be spoken. I want to hear your voices. I want to hear your stories. And there is more out there than I could ever cover. I’ve known this time was coming, and now it’s finally here.

It’s time for me to move on from this podcast. It's time for me to turn my heart energies elsewhere. It’s time for me to pass the torch to you.

In the final episode, I’ll give you a tutorial about how to create a podcast.
 
Art by Jan Morgan Wood

16 comments:

  1. Sybil, this is a sad, sad day for me. I have taken my own sweet time to listen to the podcasts (and I'm still not done), and they have helped me so much. When I thought I was going to go crazy because I felt like the only one who really thought about things, I could listen to a podcast and see that I wasn't alone and there were some ideas to consider that hadn't come to me. I fully intended to make some comments and I had a zillion ideas of things I could share in my own podcast. Thank you so much for all of your hard work. Now I'm just wondering: are you planning on having people post their podcasts here, or did you mean that they should start their own podcasts?

    Oh, I'm so sad. Best of luck on your journey.

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    1. Michelle, I'm so, so glad that the podcast was good for you. I am excited to hear what you have to say; I hope you do start your own podcast.

      I am only planning on posting links to the websites of other podcasts, not having them post here. Daughters of Mormonism is going to rest now. So, yes, start your own podcast! It will be so exciting to see what everyone says.

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  2. This is going to be hard for me. I have been growing so much lately and this podcast has been a wonderful help for me! It has been so nice to have your voice helping me at times of great growing pains. It has been amazing to hear yours and others views and experiances. I hope it doesn't end here! Sybil, you're like a big sister to me. :D

    Thank you for all that you've done!

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    1. Thank you, Angeline. I'm so glad this podcast has been helpful to you. It's funny for me to think of everyone listening to my voice. But I think that's part of the power of a podcast: It isn't just words. It's a voice, too. I'm glad I could be there as you were growing. I hope it doesn't end here, too. I hope many more women speak up!

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  3. My heart breaks in reading this, but I am so grateful for all of the podcasts.

    Thank you so much Sybil...for voicing the concerns and thoughts of so many.

    I know Heavenly Mother is immensely proud of and pleased with all that you've done!

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    1. Oh, thank you, Karla. I hope others will continue to raise their voices.

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  4. Thanks for putting in the time that you have, Sybil. DoM will be missed.

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  5. Great Job Sybil!! You did something tremendous. It is awe-inspiring how much Time-Time-Time, and Energy-Energy-Energy, and Deep Thought, and Courage, and Patience, and Full Hearted Love for all women, you gave to knit our hearts together in understanding and to open our minds.
    I know that you had a lot of excellent women working with you (and I thank them too,) and I can see the huge burden you personally bore to give such a gift to all of the women who needed a voice.
    Thank you Sybil for being a champion and a conduit. May great good come to you in all of your future endeavors.
    Hula Girl

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    1. Thank you so much, Hula Girl. It did take a lot of time and energy ... and everything else. But it was so very worth it. Thank you for the well wishes. I send the same to you.

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  6. Sybil,
    I have grown so much from listening to your podcast. It was just over a year ago that I listened to your podcast about the longing you felt in your heart to be connected to the divine feminine. It was then that I realized I had that longing too. It was a hole in my heart that I had never been able to identify. But once I recognized that empty space for what it was, it was instantly filled. My heart was made whole because of the words you spoke. I was filled with joy! It was because of you that I was able to finally claim the confidence I had been seeking my whole life.
    Thank you for the work you have done here. You changed my life.

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    1. Randi, thank you so much! I've loved conversing with you through email throughout the podcast. I'm so glad that the words spoken here helped you to find wholeness. It makes me feel that it accomplished more than I ever anticipated.

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  7. Thank you Sybil! You did a great job!! I'm sad it's coming to an end! It will be missed. Maybe, one of these days if I'll get around to organizing an adoption themed panel.

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    1. Thank you, Polly Anna! And yes, yes! I think you should definitely do an adoption panel. Or even a series. There is so much to explore.

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  8. Sybil,

    Hello! I found this podcast at the beginning of the year and have just finished listening to every last episode. This website may not be active anymore but I just wanted to express my appreciation to you for what must have taken a tremendous amount of work and forethought in putting it together. I thank you and all the participating panelists for sharing your stories, and uplifting my heart and, at times, opening deep and forgotten wounds. Bless you, Sybil for augmenting my journey to the Divine Feminine. Believe it or not your efforts here are still enriching many lives. I have friends listening to it now as well. We thank you!!

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    1. Kammy V, thank you very much for your comment. I'm so glad to hear that the podcast filled a need for you and that your friends are listening as well. It was a lot of effort and time to create this podcast, so it makes me happy to know that it is still being heard! I wish you blessings on your journey to the Divine Feminine.

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