Dawn Elizabeth Waters is real estate broker and freelance writer in Orlando, Florida. She studied sports administration at Stetson University and is a native of Detroit, Michigan. She enjoys working with the Florida Guardian Ad Litem program, advocating for youth protection, creating wellness programs for women, and writing. She and her current wife, Dawn, have four sons and live in Debary, Florida.
In 2011, I began what would be one of the most difficult yet liberating experiences of my life. I was a married, stay at home mother of three, and realized that I was not living authentically. My book documents how life looked, felt, and changed after I came out as a lesbian at 39.
Dealing with change is something that we can all relate to regardless of our gender, race, creed, socioeconomic status or sexual orientation. When my life changed, so did the lives of my family and friends. What happened to me, happened to us all.
In 2017, I became a widow when my wife Yvette died suddenly. Once again, everything changed. Her legacy is love, optimism, and the search for peace. She loved without condition and lived without regret. The lessons from her life are too valuable not to share. My second book, Moving Through…Lessons in Grief, Love, Courage, and Making Peace with the Past, published by High Top Books, was released in October 2019, and is on sale now.