Mormon.org Reaches Out to Communities by Showcasing Diverse Stories
Today I was rolling around on YouTube looking for something fun to watch for my four year old daughter and I happened across an interesting ad from Mormon.org. Before our feature started, they showed a clip of a young school teacher named Sheryl. In the clip, she talks about what it’s like to tell people she’s Mormon and be met with confused looks and blank stares. She talks about what inspired her to become a school teacher and that she was raised by a single mom who moved to the U.S. from Haiti.
When I clicked the link and jumped over to the site, I was met by Sheryl’s face and a note that read,
“Hi I’m Sheryl
I’m an urban school teacher. Building strong friendships is important to me. I love my family. I’m a Mormon.”
Interesting. I have quite a few Mormon friends and I’ve always been amazed by their passion for their faith and their commitment to it, so it’s long been a topic that peaks my interest. Sadly though, it’s disappointing to see how little diversity is portrayed in the media when it comes to talking about Mormons.
This promotion definitely feels like a breath of fresh air and I’m happy to see Mormons of a variety of backgrounds being showcased here.
What do you think? We’d love to hear your take on their stories and Mormon.org’s approach.
Check out the video below and scroll around the Mormon.org site to see more stories.
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