This is our last conversation with Anne Wilde. I’ve really enjoyed talking with her and I hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as I have. In this episode we’ll talk about the reasons why she co-founded the group, Principle Voices, and her role in the 2002 Olympics.
Then for various reasons, there were three of us: Mary Batchelor, Marianne Watson, and I that thought somebody has got to come out with a better representation of how this principle can be lived, and not let the women that are leaving and have a bitter story to tell be the voice of polygamy. They have a right to tell their story. We never doubted that for a minute. But there were three or four, and they were coming out, a few more, and writing books about what a terrible lifestyle was.
So the three of us got together and really felt impressed that we were the ones to write a book with a more positive outlook on it. So we did, and we sent out invitations for plural wives to participate anonymously. We got a hundred responses. It was amazing the stories that they told. We said keep it short, one or two pages at the most. Give us an expression of your testimony or experience that you had to show that this principle can work for you, not everybody, but it works.