Thelma Wright is an author and inspirational speaker from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her self-published memoir “With Eyes From both Sides – Living My Life In and Out of The Game” is a powerful and captivating story that has been read all across the world. Coined as “Philly’s Gangster Queen”, Thelma has been featured on the series “Gangsters: America’s Most Evil”. Coming through many adverse situations, Thelma does not glorify her previous lifestyle; her message is that of wisdom, grace and faith. Currently, Thelma has launched the Thelma Wright Foundation – with the mission to empower at-risk teen girls. Additionally, she conducts speaking engagements across the nation.
With Eyes From Both Sides examines the life of Thelma Wright, as a youngster growing up in South Philly with loving parents and a wholesome Catholic upbringing; blind to the changing nature of her neighborhood in the sixties, and then as a young woman who falls into what she calls "crazy love" with one of the City's purported kingpins of Philadelphia's flourishing drug trade in the seventies and early eighties. When her husband, Jackie Wright is murdered, Thelma becomes a major player in the game, a veritable queen-pin, running major drug operations from Los Angeles to Philadelphia.Read Prologue