Dee Jae Cox advocating for women and fighting for equality

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Military Veteran, award-winning playwright, and radio host, only a couple of ways to describe Donna “Dee Jae” Cox, the whirlwind woman’s activist who moved to Los Angeles, Calif. to chase after love and make a name for herself.

Cox is the radio host of California Women 411 and founder of The Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Project, using theater and radio to reach out to women and give women a voice.

Born in Ohio, Cox knew she had a passion for writing from the time she was little. She wrote for her high school and college newspapers, and her writing eventually led her to write three successful critically acclaimed plays: “Prove It On Me,” “The Rape of Djuna Barnes,” and “Letters Home.”

“Each of my plays has a special meaning to me,” Cox said. “I enjoy writing historical fiction, and that allows me to combine my love of history, with my love of storytelling.”

Cox said “Letters Home” was her most autobiographical play and it reveals the first and only time she has ever spoken about a true-life experience through writing. The play is about a group of women who are under investigation for alleged lesbian practices while stationed with the US Army in Germany.

In addition to writing the play, Cox had to learn and understand the other roles that came with producing a show.  Her first play “The Rape of Djuna Barnes,” was critically acclaimed, but was as she described her “biggest learning curve.”

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One day I hope to marry for love, real love.

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“I’m looking for love. Real love. Ridiculous, inconvenient, consuming, can’t-live-without-each-other love.”
—Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City.

I started this page for school purposes to talk about issues regarding Race, Gender and Media, now that the class is over, I’ve decided to write about things more personable to me as well as issues that I see that I, of course, have an opinion about. Something I want to talk about is finding love and the one day possibility that I will get married. When I was in high school, I told myself I would never get married, I would never have a family. It was something I did not want. Even now, a senior at the University at North Texas, I am torn between what I want. Getting my degrees is above al the most important thing and I can’t let anything stand in that way of achieving that goal.

However, it is with each new state or country that accepts Marriage Equality and allows two people of the same sex to marry that I find myself wanting to find that one. I’ve told myself not to look, to wait, the one will come to me and so that’s what I do while secretly planning my ideal lesbian wedding on Pinterest. THough while I am at this stage in my life, I’m wondering if there really is a time where it just becomes normal to think about marrying for love and commitment. A couple years from thirty, I am eagerly waiting for the “Mrs. Right” to find me and I to find her.

Just a random thought for now.
Until next time,