Dawn Elizabeth Waters is the Broker/Owner of The Waters Group LLC, a licensed real estate brokerage in Florida. She received a Bachelor of Science in Sports Administration from Stetson University and is the author of Switching Teams: What Coming Out Later in Life Taught me about Love, Conquering Fear, and Accepting Change. Author signed copies are available here.

Dawn is the creator of The View From Inside Out Blog and is a featured blogger for Active Rain, a community of real estate professionals. A Detroit native, Dawn was married for nearly 17 years before realizing she was a lesbian, getting a divorce, and starting over.

She enjoys supporting LGBTQ causes, coaching youth sports, and promoting peace, love, and kindness in the world. She and her wife, Yvette, have four sons. Her heroes are her wife Yvette and all of the people who experience challenges in life and make their way through anyway.

Switching Teams Journey

The writing process was exciting and challenging on many levels. I cannot say enough how much I appreciate the support I have received from many who have experienced a similar situation in their lives.

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 when I realized 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.

As a way to process the changes in my life, I started a blog called The View from Inside Out. My intention was to inspire people to be more peaceful, gentle, and tolerant of our differences, and to remind people that love and kindness never fail. There were many who read the blog and encouraged me to write about my experience and I owe them debt of gratitude for helping me to be fearless.


The book is now available in two formats. Those who order directly from this site will receive a signed copy of the book, 2 Be Fearless bracelets and a bookmark. Click the buy now link for details.

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switching teamsSwitching Teams is a memoir about change and the transforming journey of inner peace and freedom that happens when choosing to live an authentic life. This is not only a book about coming out of the closet, but much more. It is the story of a woman who decided to be fearless and stand in the newly discovered truth that she was a lesbian. Dawn’s comfortable existence as a stay-at-home wife and mother of three disappeared soon after she came out as a lesbian. Switching Teams tells the story of Dawn’s new found awakening and the reactions of friends and loved ones as they came to terms with her determination to live an authentic life, no matter what the cost. Throughout her journey, Dawn experienced profound sadness and grief but also true peace and joy, thanks to the love of her life and unexpected support from those who mattered most.

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