Dare to be Fabulous features women’s personal stories of daring, joy, and empowerment. Have you heard the adage, “compare and despair”? Dare to be Fabulous proposes this antidote: “relate and celebrate”!
Every woman’s personality and circumstances are unique, but we can all relate to how it feels to cross a personal divide into unknown terrain, to take a chance, to shift perspective, to face a fear, or to stretch a little. The daring is what’s fabulous. Liberating ourselves from long-established routines, behaviors, expectations, or fears, can be very empowering. In some cases, it can also bring a healthy dose of levity and laughter.
The personal is universal, and the universal personal. Every affirming action reverberates into the world and bolsters others in its wake.
A book compilation of Dare to be Fabulous stories is now being prepared for publication. New story submissions also continue to be welcomed for future consideration.
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About the Editor
Johanna McCloy lived in Spain, India, Japan, and Venezuela, before attending Duke University and getting her B.A. in Comparative Area Studies and Anthropology. She is a freelance writer and editor, a SAG-AFTRA actor with starring and guest starring credits in TV and film,, and co-founder of VeggieHappy.
Johanna is the editor of her mother’s memoir, Six Car Lengths Behind an Elephant: Undercover & Overwhelmed as a CIA Wife and Mother by Lillian McCloy, which has received rave reader reviews.
Some samples of Johanna’s published writing:
- Personal essay: “My father, the Spy,” Duke Magazine (“Before/After” in the print edition, page 24-25)
- Article: “Kathleen Courtney is Behind the Scenes at Alameda Point,” Oakland Magazine
- Personal essay: “Delhi Diary,” India Currents Magazine
- Multiple articles in Truth Atlas Magazine
- Op-Ed: “Bill is needed to help restore California as film capital,” Bay Area News Group (printed in 11 daily and weekly newspapers)
- Personal essay: “Truckin‘,” Dare to be Fabulous featured story