Stephanie Davis, aka The Downtown Diva, is a fixture on the Southwest Florida arts and social scene. Beloved for her witty and interesting regular columns in Florida Weekly, she also is involved with the Fort Myers theater scene, both on stage and backstage as a director. Even the pandemic couldn’t slow her down, and she quickly launched online happy hours to keep people connected. Her story is also one of perseverance and overcoming a difficult childhood and young adulthood. She’ll inspire viewers to never stop searching for their perfect fit.
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