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I Went to a Beach Party for Former Scientologists, Mormons, and Hasidic Jews

It turns out they have a lot in common with each other.
Jamie Lee Curtis Taete
6.28.18
Creators: 50 States of Art

[NSFW] This Feminist Ex-Mormon Is Bringing Floral Vagina Paintings to Utah

Women from all over the world modeled for Jacqueline Secor's surreal archive of female anatomy's multitudes of beauty.
Beckett Mufson
1.30.17
50 states of art

[NSFW] This Feminist Ex-Mormon Is Bringing Floral Vagina Paintings to Utah | #50StatesofArt

Women from all over the world modeled for Jacqueline Secor's surreal archive of female anatomy's multitudes of beauty.
Beckett Mufson
1.30.17
Photo

The Women Changing Canada's Most Infamous Polygamist Colony from the Inside

Bountiful, British Columbia, has been in the news for an ongoing child trafficking trial, but the fundamentalist Mormon settlement is also home to a small group of women leaders who defy stereotypes.
Sarah Berman, Photos by Jackie Dives
12.5.16
Broadly

Man and Wife and Wife: The Dark World of Polygamous Wedding Ceremonies

In the Order, a fundamentalist polygamous Mormon sect, brides wear white, recite vows, and join hands with their groom's previous wives.
Molly Oswaks
10.6.16
Religion

'I'm a Person, and I Deserve More': What It's Like to Escape a Polygamous Cult

In Utah, members of the Kingston Clan blend into contemporary society—but the Mormon group openly practices polygamy and incest and exploits its members financially. We spoke to former members to uncover what it's like to grow up in the religious sect...
Molly Oswaks
9.21.16
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Elizabeth Smart Is Standing Up for Rape Victims—And Tearing Down Purity Culture

Fourteen years after she was kidnapped, sexually abused, and held in captivity for nine months, Elizabeth Smart is fighting to change the way we talk about sex, rape, and abstinence. We visited her in her Utah home to learn more about her advocacy.
Molly Oswaks
9.1.16
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What Life Is Like After Leaving a Notorious Mormon Polygamist Sect

VICE meets three young women who explain why they left Warren Jeffs's Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and talk about the struggle to build a new life.
VICE Staff
9.1.16
Interviews

SubRosa's Rebecca Vernon Speaks Out About Her Mormon Faith and Support for LGBTQI Rights

Stream the new album, For This We Fought the Battle of Ages, and read an emotionally intense interview with guitarist/vocalist Vernon.
Louise Brown
8.25.16
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This Is the 'Dirty Soda' That Mormons Are Gulping Down

In Utah, where the Mormon majority avoids vices like booze and cigarettes, there are now a number of shops spiking regular soda with flavored Torani shots, and calling it “dirty.”
Michelle Leung
5.5.16
The Holy Cow Issue

The Prophet and the Acolyte: Ammon Bundy's Fight to Take Back the West

Inspired by an esoteric Mormon ideology, Ammon Bundy had been a hero to people long before he led the takeover of the Malheur refuge.
James Pogue
4.13.16
Religion

Tiny Tombstones: Inside the FLDS Graveyard for Babies Born from Incest

In the polygamist cult of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, cousins were encouraged to marry in order to preserve certain bloodlines. Years of inbreeding have resulted in children born with serious birth defects.
Molly Oswaks
3.9.16
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