Author Archives: drdae

An open letter to Justin Lookadoo

Dear Mr. Lookadoo, We (along with most of the internet) recently heard about your presentation at Richardson High School. The students’ outrage shed light on your views of the “dateability” of children and how rigid, harmful notions of gender roles … Continue reading

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The Brave Girls Alliance, MY Dream Team

Remember the 1992 United States men’s Olympic basketball team? The “Dream Team” was the first US Olympic team to feature active NBA players. Journalists regarded it as the greatest sports team ever assembled, and the Basketball Hall of Fame deemed … Continue reading

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What CAN’T you do?

I have to tell you, I am struck and awe-inspired by the magnificent Diana Nyad. I am enamored and reverent… and truly just can NOT believe that she wasn’t the lead story in every single media and news outlet ON … Continue reading

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Hope for our Future!

This is the amazing 12 year old Lydia, the bright and talented daughter of one of my students. When she heard Abercrombie and Fitch CEO, Mike Jeffries had uttered this utterly ridiculous and discriminatory statement… “In every school there are … Continue reading

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My Kind of Sunrise

I’ve never been one for sunrises. They’re too early. I’m a true night owl. I get all of my energy in the evening. I feel like after the sun sets, all of the best stuff is yet to come! Lots … Continue reading

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The Sex Rx for Reducing Holiday Stress

I am all too aware as I walked around Home Depot recently that the holiday season is upon us! This is a time of joy and togetherness, a time where memories are made and moments are captured. Um, ok. That, … Continue reading

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What are they REALLY trying to sell us?

Dear JC Penney~ A few days ago I was in your store and one of your women’s mannequins in the center aisle was wearing a pair of your “super-skinny” jeans. It was a staggering image that truly disturbed me. The … Continue reading

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Join me for my next workshop!

It’s time to Spring Clean your relationship! Grab your girlfriends and meet me on Friday, April 27th @ 7:00 at The Rack, Brandon. My newest workshop is all about creating an atmosphere in your heart and in your home that … Continue reading

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Open letter to NBC/ Saturday Night Live

An Open Letter to NBC, the writers, producers and actors of Saturday Night Live: Dear Saturday Night Live, There is NOTHING funny about childhood sexual abuse. I recognize that you attempt to draw humor from the latest headlines, but this … Continue reading

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Lesson Learned

As we shuttled my son, all smiley and excited, off to his first day of second grade, my heart was full of happiness, hopes and dreams for him.  Watching him bound confidently into his classroom, I had a very distinct memory … Continue reading

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