Mary Tyler Moore — aka Mary Richards — was right there with me as I started my first job out of college. She was there a few year later when I moved half way across the country and tried on all sorts of careers until I found the perfect one in a newsroom. Her spirit, her style and her fabulous apartment were my guides to grown-up life. The two Marys — Moore and Richards — were an inspiration to all of us who joined the work force during the second wave of American feminism in the 1970s. We've tossed our hats in the air and into the ring and we're not going back. Thanks for showing us the way.
Me and Mary in Minneapolis in 2007.