Dear Pledge Listeners,
I'm sending this last newsletter from Birmingham, where I had the honor of moderating a panel for Emerge Alabama featuring several of the amazing women featured on The Pledge—the perfect way to end this first season. More on that later! Today I’m so excited to share with you Mary Wilson's story: "I'm angry. I'm not scared."
Mary Wilson spent most of her life keeping her thoughts under wraps, only taking them out on the piano keys. This was what she knew was necessary to protect her husband's career and their family's livelihood. But after her husband was unjustly laid off, she realized it was time to speak her mind and get politically involved. A self-defined "feisty old broad", Mary is not afraid to proudly confront people who want her to keep her political views to herself.
I loved meeting Mary. Her resolve, her candor, and her humor show the beauty and power of being authentically yourself. Enjoy!
“I'm a feisty old broad. Don't mess with me.”
—Mary S. Wilson
Mary Wilson’s story is the final regular episode to Season 1 of The Pledge — but stay tuned! I'm working on a bonus episode and will be in touch about plans for Season 2.
Until then, stay strong and stick with your pledge!