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About Our Guest Polo Tate

As a passionate modern-day renaissance woman, Polo Tate is an actor, an artist, and the author of Deep Dark Blue.  Her Great Great Grandfather was Ransom Eli Olds (R.E. Olds), a pioneer and prolific inventor most notably responsible for inventing the first American internal combustion automobile—the Oldsmobile. 

Polo is on a mission for all to see, feel and understand their own self-worth, empowerment, and value.  She loves people, lives every moment to the fullest, lets no one take her joy, and avidly practices the belief that you can do anything upon which you set your mind, heart, and spirit.

When she was eleven years old, Polo had a dream: she wanted to be in the Air Force.  She stamped this dream into an aluminum alloy pair of dog tags, and shoved them in her sock, and proceeded to wear her dream every moment of every day—through self-imposed double-day practices, through four years of varsity volleyball, basketball and soccer games, through National Honor Society, through every class and test to keep her 4.0 GPA, through SATs, ACTs, military vetting, even through the senatorial nominations she earned.

She wore this dream when she accepted the appointment and signed her NCAA letter of intent to attend and play volleyball for the United States Air Force Academy.  Then, her dream was warped, whipped, and ripped out from under her. In her terror, she was faced with one question—Do I stay, or do I live?

I invite you to listen to my interview with Polo Tate.  Our conversation will be about her life’s journey and her recently released memoir of survival, Deep Dark Blue.  Surviving physical, sexual, and emotional abuse at the hands of her superiors at the United States Air Force Academy, and her devotion to wholly embody the principle that no one can take your joy when you live heart first!

Get in touch with Polo Tate by completing the form.

Listen To The Show (Tuesday, December 11 at 10 AM CT) 

I want to be in the Air Force someday.  These are the words Polo Tate engraved on her junior dog tags at age eleven.  It was an unpopular dream for most young girls, but her hard work paid off and at age eighteen, Polo started basic training at the United States Air Force Academy.

She does everything right, from academics to athletics.  But no one prepared her for what came next: physical, sexual, and emotional abuse at the hands of her superiors.  Harassment from peers who refused to believe her story.

Deep Dark Blue is more than a memoir about sexual assault.  It’s about breaking boundaries but also setting them.  It's about learning to trust your instincts.  It's a story of survival, resilience, and finally, finding your joy.  You can purchase Polo Tate's book here.

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