NFL wife Marci Mason is a God-fearing businesswoman, community activist, radio and tv show host and most importantly – mother of two. Marci has used her influence and intelligence to impact her community and bring awareness to issues such as diabetes, underprivileged children and battered women. A business graduate from the University of Detroit, Marci is the CEO and Founder of M Squared Productions, a company that produces projects by others in the television/film industry. With all that she does, Marci is clearly committed to sharing her blessings with others.
When football season is in, Derrick is on the road a lot. We do a lot of parenting together. We are both very active in our children’s lives. We meet that challenge by keeping our lines of communication open and keeping God at the head of our lives!
Candie A. Price: You hold many titles – wife of an NFL football player, mother, community activist, radio show personality – we thank you for taking the time to chat with us. First we’d like to know a little about your background. Where were you raised and what was your upbringing like?
Marci Mason: I was raised in Detroit, MI. I have a very loving set of parents that’s dear to my heart even today. My upbringing was strict but worth it :o) Yes, I wear many titles but enjoy all of them.
CAP: Tell us about your family: your husband, Baltimore Raven wide receiver, Derrick Mason, children, names, ages, etc.
MM: My family is wonderful. We are just like any other family enjoying the simple things in life. My husband, Derrick is my rock. My daughter Bailey is 9 and my son DJ is 6. We spend a lot of time together as that’s so important to us.
CAP: For those readers that don’t know who you are, tell us about the projects that you are involved with that are dear to your heart:
MM: M Squared Media is my production company. Currently we produce a radio show “Real Talk with Marci Mason” but soon hope to launch “Real Talk for Young Girlz”. We are also currently in discussions for our first feature film. We shall see what happens. On a more personal note, I am the spokesperson for the Baltimore area American Diabetes Association. As an insulin dependent diabetic since the age of 19, this is dear to me.
CAP: What is the most challenging part of being married to an NFL player and how do you handle that challenge?
MM: Well, time is so important to us. When football season is in, Derrick is on the road a lot. We do a lot of parenting together. We are both very active in our children’s lives. We meet that challenge by keeping our lines of communication open and keeping God at the head of our lives!
CAP: What would you say is the most rewarding part of your work and life at this point?
MM: The ability to help others. Derrick & I are both active in community activities that are dear to us. It’s great to be financially blessed but it’s even greater to share that wealth with others.
CAP: If there is one thing that you could have the power to change in today’s world, what would it be and why?
MM: Although I’m certain there are many things I may want to change, I can honestly brag about one thing that seems to be changing itself – Race Relations in our country. Barack Obama as president says a lot for all. I’m not sure any of us thought we would see this day. Martin Luther King’s Dream is alive.
CAP: There may be someone reading this who is inspired by all of the great things you do, who would you say has been the greatest source of encouragement in your life?
MM: God, my parents, my husband and my children.
CAP: What was the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
MM: Treat others as you would have them to treat you. I live by this.
CAP: What is your favorite scripture and why?
MM: John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, He gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life” It is because of this scripture, we as a people have the opportunity of eternal life. That may not be a big deal to some but it means everything to me. I have a son so I know what it means to sacrifice. God’s love is deeper than we can imagine on the surface.
CAP: What biblical character most mirrors your life and why?
MM: I would say Mary or Martha. They were low key sisters that appear to have quite an appreciation for life and friendship as they were friends with Jesus. I admire how Mary saw fit to put her most expensive perfume on the feet of Jesus. The Bible implies they were smart, friendly and outgoing. I feel my life is very similar. Although we have truly been blessed, we have NOT forgotten where we come from. Our life where it can be is as normal as possible. Our friends are our friends. It’s about life, not about show for us.
CAP: How do you want to be remembered?
MM: As a true symbol of Love, someone who cared not only about herself but others as well.
CAP: With all the things that you have accomplished what’s next for Marci Mason? What have you not done that you want to still do?
MM: Make my first feature film. Keep an eye out, it’s coming! I also want to start a non profit organization geared at empowering young girlz.
CAP: Please leave with us any information about your latest projects, books, conferences, etc. and how others may contact you or secure your services:
MM: I’ve been blessed with a wonderful publicist – Ms Wendy Collins Squirewell who handles my calendar. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-258-1990. You can keep up with me on my site, www.marcimason.com. Hope to see you there.