…they’re being infuriatingly irresponsible and unprofessional in their coverage of the elevator incident and, in their manner of doing so (not discussing Mrs. Rice’s behavior), propagating the belief that only women are (or could possibly be, because they’re little and weak, not big and strong like men!) #abuse victims, which then discourages abused men from […]
Aging as a woman is thrilling, exciting, invigorating, life-affirming, and super cool. With my 39th birthday arriving on the first day of summer, I am finding myself ever-enthralled with the changes I’m seeing in my face, my hair, my skin, as I mature. Woo!
I’m just like Gwyneth Paltrow, who said, “I like being older. It’s nice to really know yourself and feel relaxed. And I actually think I look better now than I did when I was 24, so I’m very comfortable with myself.”
In 11 days, I’ll turn 38. The strange thing about turning 38 is that two years later, I’ll turn 40, and 40 has always been “my father’s age,” even though he’s now in his 60s. When I think 40, I think “Dad.” And you never think you’re going to be as old as your dad. It’s especially confusing because seeing my dad as 40 means simultaneously seeing myself as 17 (which is how old I was when he was 40). 38-40-17… It’s discombobulating.
I’m also at an age, I’m finding, when Continue reading