About

* Editor, Johanna McCloy 

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:

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