Vogue magazine ran a profile of our girl Marilyn Mosby, and she looks fierce in a green suit. The 35-year-old prosecutor made headlines back when she made her infamous statement about the indictment of the six officers allegedly involved in Freddy Gray’s murder in Baltimore.
Mosby became a national figure after having barely served three months in office. It’s safe to say that Mosby is one of the most fascinating women in law, and Vogue got her story right. Here’s a snippet from the profile piece about Mosby, where the writer pens the piece from a first person perspective, and includes quotes from Mosby as well as people who know her:
When I meet Mosby eleven days later, it is clear that she hadn’t expected such an intensity of response. “I don’t think I felt the weight of the case stepping up to that podium,” she tells me as we sit down for dinner at her favorite café in Baltimore’s Harbor East. “I was thinking, I’m doing the right thing. That’s what I’m here for.” We’re at a corner table where she can keep her eyes on her security team—thickset men with earpieces, a round-the-clock detail that has been with her since she took office in January. Dressed in a simple pantsuit, sleeveless blouse, and not a trace of makeup, Mosby is warm and willing to accept hugs from fellow diners who thank her “for giving us justice.” Otherwise, she is every inch the prosecutor: straight-backed, concise, a portrait of self-control.
She won’t discuss specific details of the Freddie Gray case, but our conversation, over appetizers and a pitcher of sangria, happily ranges from parenthood (she and her husband, Nick, a Baltimore city councilman, have two young daughters, Nylyn, six, and Aniyah, four) to her long-held desire to reform the criminal-justice system. She laughs when she admits that her husband buys all her clothes: “I don’t have the patience for it, but Nick loves going to stores. He’ll probably be mad that I told you that.” Despite a consuming job, she attends Baptist church every Sunday, takes her daughters to dance classes, and makes every effort to end her workdays before her girls’ bedtimes. “People say, ‘Is it hard being a prosecutor?’ And I say no. This is easy. If I get home late, I have my four-year-old pointing to her watch.”
The piece continues chronicling how Mosby rose from modest beginnings in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood, to one of the most influential millennial public figures. It’s a good story that humanizes Mosby, and gives more insight into her passion for justice. Do yourself a favor and check it out!