Leslie Kendall Dye

Leslie Kendall Dye

Bio

Leslie Kendall Dye is an actress and writer in New York City. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Salon, SELF, Vela Magazine, and others.   

Leslie Kendall Dye Articles

Daughters are experts on their mothers; my sister and I see precisely what is changed — so changed — in my mother’s face.

Still Eleanor: The Brain Hemorrhage That Stole My Mother From Herself

Daughters are experts on their mothers; my sister and I see precisely what is changed — so changed — in my mother’s face.

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I can foster confidence in hands-on parenting. I'm teaching my child what I never learned.

This Is How It’s Done: Teaching My Child What I Never Learned Growing Up

By learning from my husband what confident parenting looks like, I can foster confidence in hands-on parenting. I'm teaching my child what I never learned.

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He placed a condition on marriage: I had to trust him.

The Trust Game: How I Changed For My Partner

After we were engaged, we tried the trust game several times. I never managed to do it; I always broke my own fall before he had the chance to catch me.

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Lipstick Rebellion

My mother was a funny mixture of conservative and iconoclastic, and it showed up in her rules. And this was a BIG one:  Never ever wear pink lipstick.  Read...