Me & The Moth

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You may remember a post I wrote recently called Taking Risks, wherein I told you I called The Moth and pitched a story. My story. Yesterday the message above arrived and when I saw who it was from, I stopped breathing.

B from The Moth emailed me to say that my pitch will be featured and you’ll be able to listen and vote here. I don’t know when it will go live, but rest assured you’ll hear from me as soon as it is to ask for your help.

My pitch is less than 60 seconds. I did it after a glass of liquid courage and with Alexandra’s words echoing in my head. It was late at night, the kids were all asleep and D wasn’t home. My heart thumped. I dialed, started recording, flubbed up a bunch, so I deleted my entry and hung up.

I started crying and felt like a failure.

Then suddenly, I thought of Robin Plemmons and I was all “balls to the wall, y’all.”

I picked up that damned phone and dialed again. I spit it out, my story. As much as I could in 60 seconds (the time allotted) and I don’t even remember what the fuck I said. But you’ll get to hear it soon. And I hope you’ll vote for me. Because I am awesome and I deserve to get up on a stage and TELL MY STORY.

I am worthy of being heard. And others need to hear what I have to say.

Stay tuned for further updates on Twitter, Facebook, and here on the blog.

In the meantime, follow The Moth on Twitter: @TheMoth, on Facebook: The Moth, and keep following me for updates.

and say a little prayer for me.

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  • jessica

    Congratulations Erin, so excited for you and you have my vote, of course.

    • Erin margolin

      Thank you so much, Jessica! I can’t believe it’s up there. I’m hyperventilating….I appreciate your vote!

  • IASoupMama

    Very exciting and congratulations!!!

    • Erin Margolin

      Thanks, Courtenay! I’m looking forward to your guest post for tomorrow!
      Happy almost Friday!

  • From Tracie

    I am super proud of you for calling back and going for it. I’m also crazy excited to hear your pitch and vote for you. 

    • Erin Margolin


      Thank you so much for all of your love & encouragement, and for sharing about this with your friends. I think you have a story inside of you, too. Thanks for being my friend and standing behind me. xooxox

  • Missy | Literal Mom

    Exciting!  Exciting!

    • Erin Margolin

      Thanks, Missy! Hope you’re having a wonderful week. I know this just turned my frown upside down! ;-)

  • Jana A (@jana0926)

    I’m so excited for you! I saw it through somebody the other day and was pondering doing it. YIKES! 

    • Erin Margolin

      JANA! JUST DO IT! If I can do it, anyone can! Seriously—what’s holding you back? p.s. my pitch is up for voting: look for “Erin M. and the title is “The Man in the Tight Corduroy Shorts.” xxoxoox

  • bywordofmouth

    Oh sweet Erin, you grow in leaps and bounds xxxx

    • Erin Margolin

      Thank you, darling Nicole. I feel it, but sometimes doubt it. Appreciate your validation!

  • Nancy M. Campbell

    How wonderful! Fingers crossed for you!

    • Erin Margolin

      Thanks, ninja nancy! I love you! xoxo

  • Sherri

    Yay, Erin! So very excited for you…taking these risks is what it’s all about.

    • Erin Margolin

      Thank you, Sherri! My pitch is live now if you have time to check it out:
      Look for “Erin M.” and the title is “The Man in the Tight Corduroy Shorts.” 
      Happy almost Friday!

  • Gooddayregularpeople

    You got me behind you, right behind you. Giving you that push, but you’re the ONLY one with the story. You can’t mess up, E … it’s YOUR story.

    xo forever xo

    • Erin Margolin


      I love you. I don’t know what else I can say. I wouldn’t have ever attempted this if it hadn’t been for you.


  • Angela Amman

    Good for you for taking the risk & keep us updated about when to vote.  Your story deserves to be heard.  In YOUR lovely voice.

    • Erin Margolin


      It’s official! You can vote—go to: Look for “Erin M.” and the title is “The Man in the Tight Corduroy Shorts.” Thank you sooooo much, sweets! xoxoxo

  • Kimberly

    All i have to say is
    Boom sha laka laka.
    i’m so proud of you.
    Can’t wait to hear it.

    • Erin Margolin


      Thank you! My pitch is live if you go to: Look for “Erin M.” and the title is “The Man in the Tight Corduroy Shorts.”

  • Jbswrker

    as an old lady, totally not savvy to all the techno stuff out there: i have no earthly idea what this is, but i am behind you 1,000%!!!!  yes, let us all know when (and how!!!) to vote!  

    • Erin Margolin

      thank you mom for voting! I love you!

  • Vidya Sury

    Wow – so exciting. I am glaaaad you did it!

     *Saying a big prayer for you* and yes, of course I’ll yell from the mountain and rooftops to vote! Love, Vidya

    • Erin Margolin

      Vidya! Thank you! the pitch is live on the site now: Look for “Erin M. ” and the title is “The Man in the Tight Corduroy Shorts.”
      You are awesome! xoxoxo