She had been working on a book about W. Douglas became involved with the Miami Theater and wrote some one-act plays that were fashionable in the 1930s. She witnessed her mother's emotional unraveling that caused her to be institutionalized and even long after her mother returned to live with her Marjory Stoneman Douglas exhibited bizarre childlike behaviors.
Her books stories and journalism career brought her influence in Miami which Marjory Stoneman Douglas used to advance her causes. She was called upon to take a central role in the protection of the Everglades when Marjory Stoneman Douglas was 79 years old. Even as a young woman Douglas was outspoken and politically conscious of many issues that included women's suffrage and civil rights.