First Person: The Inspiration behind the Song “Who We Are”

May 8, 2008 by

By Tammy Simister Robinson

I have noticed that women often confuse the trait of being meek with being weak. While we strive to follow the Savior, we must understand that in order for us to do His work, He needs women who are strong–women who know of a surety who they are.

When the Relief Society Declaration was introduced in 1996, I felt a sense of recognition, a validation of what I knew was my role and purpose as a spirit daughter of God. However, it wasn’t until several years later, while reading the Ensign, that I came across a message from the Relief Society General Presidency towards the back of the magazine. It was a brief article about the Declaration titled, “Who We Are.” I had a feeling of excitement as I felt a prompting to write a new song that would take its inspiration from this important document. The song “Who We Are” was the result of that prompting.

I hope when women all over the world hear this song, it will cause them to stand a little taller as daughters of God, then go forward fearlessly doing what only daughters of God can do.

1 Comment

  1. Tammy –

    Hooray for you! Thank you for sharing your gift of music and lifting your voice about the women of Christ – in these latter days!

    The more I learn – the more I also want to shout out and make sure that not only other LDS women really understand who they are, but also other women in the world!

    The organizing of the LDS Women’s Relief Society by Joseph Smith was part of the restoration of all things! That’s big!

    The Relief Society is the companion organization to the Priesthood quorums of the LDS Church, which assist women to be prepared to make and keep sacred covenants.

    Again, thank you for what you are doing here. Isn’t it wonderful to speak such truth and majesty about the LDS women?

    Kathryn Skaggs


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