It’s both wonderful and challenging to be a woman. But much like the Land of Oz, with heart, brains, courage, and good and bad bitches to lead the way, it can be a hell of a journey. (And yes, kickass shoes and a dog always help.)
I’m Sarah “Dixie” Laite, a not-so-bad bitch, and self-styled the Mayor of DameTown. I’ve worked for a variety of TV and online brands (Noggin, WE-TV, MTV, Oxygen, TeenNick, MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour) and magazines (BUST, Martha Stewart’s Whole Living, ATOMIC). I’ve written advice columns for AMC, scripts, thousands of scripts, and everything from preschool songs for animated Moose A. Moose to articles extoling blowjobs. I’ve been a mechanical bull operator in South Florida, bodybuilding trainer in Greenwich Village, second-grade teacher in Harlem and the South Bronx, a national teacher trainer for PBS, a Web evangelist” Oprah Winfrey, and an Editorial Director at Oxygen and Nickelodeon. I’ve been profiled in New York Magazine, Apartment Therapy, the New York Post, New York Times and various magazines and websites. Currently a freelance writer, branding consultant and stay-home mom of none, I live in midtown Manhattan with my 2 dogs, 5 parrots, a huge pink octopus chandelier, and my sainted husband.
I remain a hard-boiled feminist, tireless online shopper, bodybuilder, animal lover and vintage movie nerd. Having diligently studied femorabilia all my life, it’s given me an encyclopedic (and monumentally annoying) knowledge of 20th century pop culture and vintage vixenry. To paraphrase Oscar Wilde, we are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars…like Barbara Stanwyck.
My hope is that Dame Town will combine my twin passions, OG femorabilia and personal development, to explore and inspire. (BTW, I’m way prone to personal TMI, Sorry, not sorry.) I look forward to hanging with you and all my fellow Dame Town denizens!