Who Was Bridging the Divide before Obama?

Dotti Berry & Robynne Sapp



As the Gift that YOU Are!


Two Women & a Poodle were bridging the divide and transcending differences before Obama ran for President.  Through Gay Into Straight America, their year-long journey across America, they inspired people to Join The Conversation before Anderson Cooper enaged in such rhetoric. 

Claiming "Our country is better than this!" when they embarked on their journey in 2005, they now appear to be visionaires, women ahead of their time.  Dotti Berry, Robynne Sapp & Rylee Joy traveled over 50,000 miles to make a difference for equality and justice, proving that somewhere over the rainbow, dreams really do come true.  More than anything, they discovered that you passionately want to live authentically, make a difference and connect with one another. 

You will:

  • Discover the #1 reason people get stumped on how to take action

  • Understand why it is important to Join the Conversation...Whatever It Takes.
  • Receive tips on how you can engage hearts and minds, create authentic connections, and dissolve differences that separate you from others

  • Understand why most people, including you, want equal rights and protections for all people, inclusive of GLBT persons

  • Learn the #1 reason the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community holds the key to its own empowerment

  • Grasp how a minority in the United States has held a majority hostage through fear, and what you can do about it

  • Discover how your corporation, anywhere in the world, can learn from what we discovered about the "pulse" of America

  • Ascertain 3 steps you can take to lean into any situation, rather than defend, creating authentic connections

  • Discover what Dotti & Roby learned on their year long journey as they share dynamic stories from the road
The fat lady ain't singing yet, but she's clearing her throat.  A big tsunami size shift and transformation is on its way in this country Stand UP, Speak OUT and be a part! Dotti, Roby, and Rylee Joy continue their travels and speaking, encouraing people to Join the Conversation...Whatever It Takes!  Stay tuned for the adventures of Two Women & a Poodle!

Their book, LIVE! as the Gift that YOU Are...Two Women & a Poodle Transcend Differences, will be released in 2009, along with their documentary.

CONTACT:  Arrange an interview by calling 360-305-0909 or emailing dotti@StandUPspeakOUT.com

Click here to read more about their personal story.

Click here to see more pictures of people with whom they engaged through America.

Click here to read comments from people they inspired.

(L-R) Dotti, Rylee Joy & Robynne



LIVE! As the Gift That YOU Are is the rallying motto of Two Women & a Poodle. 
Dotti Berry, Robynne Sapp & Rylee Joy help you understand how to live authentically and with passion, not waiting for everything to be perfectly in line before you take action in your life. Living authentically resonates with people everywhere, across the spectrum of any differences, and you are no different.  This desire to connect is the common denominator, and the one that allows people to bridge the divide.  They encourage you commit to remaining unattached to a specific outcome, guaranteeing that amazing results will occur from that intention. They share their secret of how to visualize the end result, an action that creates energetic motion and attracts to you the people necessary for your dream to succeed.


Sample Questions:

  1. What propelled you on your journey, Gay Into Straight America?
  2. What is the meaning behind LIVE! As the Gift that YOU Are?
  3. What is the #1 reason people get stumped on how to take action?
  4. Why is it important for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons to understand the #1 key for empowering their future?
  5. What do you mean that a minority has held a majority hostage? 
  6. Explain the concept behind the Power of ONE to create the life you want.
  7. What is Join the Conversation...Whatever it Takes?
  8. What did you learn from your year on the road?
  9. Is the "pulse" of America changing?
  10. How does the movable middle play into the dynamics for the future?

We've been talking to Dotti Berry and Robynne Sapp about how to live authentically and as the gift that you are, whatever it takes. Find out more at www.StandUPspeakOUT.com and www.GayIntoStraightAmerica.com

New friends at Koinonia Village, the birthplace of Habitat for Humanity.  We were the first gay people to ever speak to their group.

2004 Wedding at Semiahmoo Resort
in Birch Bay, WA

2007 Wedding in White Rock, Canada