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. Liberating ourselves from long-established behaviors, expectations, or fears, can be very empowering, and in some cases, it can also bring a healthy dose of levity and laughter.
A book compilation of selected stories is now being prepared for publication. New story submissions also continue to be welcomed for website consideration.
Relate and celebrate!The personal is universal, and the universal personal.Every affirming action reverberates into the world and bolsters others in its wake.
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About the Editor
Johanna McCloy lived in Spain, India, Japan, and Venezuela, before attending Duke University and earning a B.A. in Comparative Area Studies and Anthropology. She is a freelance writer and editor, a SAG-AFTRA actor, and co-founder of VeggieHappy.
Johanna recently edited the memoir Six Car Lengths Behind an Elephant: Undercover & Overwhelmed as a CIA Wife and Mother by Lillian McCloy.
Some samples of Johanna’s published writing:
- “My father, the Spy” Duke Magazine (“Before/After” in the print edition)
- “Kathleen Courtney is Behind the Scenes at Alameda Point,” Oakland Magazine
- “Delhi Diary,“ India Currents Magazine
- Multiple articles for Truth Atlas Magazine
- “Bill is needed to help restore California as film capital,” Bay Area News Group (11 daily and weekly newspapers)
- “Truckin’” Dare to be Fabulous featured story