About

* Editor Johanna McCloy 

You’ve 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 when we dare ourselves to cross a personal divide, enter unknown terrain, take a chance, shift perspective, face a fear, or stretch a little. Liberating ourselves from long-established routines, behaviors, expectations, or fears, can be very empowering and even provide a healthy dose of levity and laughter.

This is how we grow. It’s how we find our true north.

Dare to be Fabulous celebrates our personal stories of daring, joy, and empowerment. A selection of the stories previously featured on this website are now featured in a new book, Dare to be Fabulous: Follow the journeys of daring women on the path to finding their true north.

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ABOUT THE EDITOR 

Johanna McCloy lived in Spain, India, Japan, and Venezuela, before getting her B.A. in International Comparative Studies and Anthropology from Duke University. She is a freelance writer and editor, a SAG-AFTRA actor with starring and guest starring roles in TV and film, and an advocate responsible for opening the door to veggie dogs and other plant-based offerings at MLB parks and other large sports and entertainment venues.

Johanna is also 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 John le Carré describes as “a charming and unusual portrait of the secret life.”

Samples of Johanna’s published writing

Personal essays

Articles

Op-Ed

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