At the beginning of 2013 it’s gratifying to see how many more middle aged women are blogging than a few years ago. It has made it easier to see that we are not buying into the false, limiting and completely inaccurate views our youth-obsessed culture has of women and aging.
Here are some links and quotes to accompany you on your mid-life journey!
Julie Daley writes about remarks in social media designed to render an older woman powerless based on her looks. Here is one of her articles in the Huffington post: Old Women, Wise Women, Powerful Women: The Beauty of Aging
Bella over at her blog, The Citizen Rosebud, writes “While I struggle with the hardball fact of aging, I still want to celebrate me in all my phases.” This SO reminds me of Walt Whitman’s ecstatic verse from Leaves of Grass, “I Celebrate Myself, and Sing Myself, and what I assume, you assume!”
And as if we needed a scientific article to tell us that Empathy Appears Highest in Middle Aged Women.
Are you into science fiction? Harper Collins’ fantasy novelist, Kim Falconer, is a timeless beauty (and friend of mine!) who made her dreams of becoming a best-selling novelist come true in middle age. Check out her author’s page HERE.
I just discovered jazz singer by the name of Welsa Whitfield, a 57 year-old classical singer who has made a very convincing switch to jazz. While singers are always attempting to “cross-over,” few are successful in my opinion. But take a listen to Welsa HERE, and let me know what you think. And read her truly phenominal personal story HERE. Caught in a shooting crossfire at age 29, and paralyzed from the waist down, hers is a story that inspires.
I hope you enjoy these “lovely link” features as much as I enjoy gathering them!!