Having broken away from the polygamist community of Bountiful, Mary Jayne Blackmore returned to become a teacher and vice principal of Mormon Hills School. She wrote about the journey in Balancing Bountiful: What I Learned about Feminism from My Polygamist Grandmothers (Caitlin $24.95), out in October. She is the fifth child of Winston Blackmore?s 150 children, was married at age 16, a mother of two before the age of 20, began college at 21 and eventually divorced after eleven years of marriage. She managed to retain loving bonds with her family, including her father and now is working to heal the community where she grew up.

Balancing Bountiful: What I Learned about Feminism from My Polygamist Grandmothers (Caitlin 2020) $24.95 978-1-77386-004-6

[BCBW 2020]