Mary Beard, the British professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge is one of the most iconic, over-60 women we have around - with her unmistakable gray locks, blunt speech, declared affiliation with feminism, andbottomless collection of interesting things to say. I got…Read More
In a society that values youth as the only desirable condition, The Age Buster helps women to overcome the stigma of aging.
Here you can find stories and secrets for a meaningful, self-directed and rewarding life forward.
You say the name Margaret Morganroth Gullette, and you immediately think about the legendary cultural critic. In reality, Margaret is extremely easy-going and it’s heartwarming to get a glimpse of the person behind the public figure and the scholar. Furthermore, we wouldn’t probably be here without her work. She’s one of the pioneers of…Read More
With her short blond hair and her unmistakable glasses, Leslie talks and smiles, smiles and talks. There’s a warmth in her ensemble that blends with the surrounding colors of her therapy office. Leslie Morrison Faerstein is the executive director of Amazing.Community…Read More
Considering that he’s been credited with minting hundreds of words, even Shakespeare must have found himself in the same position as Jane Evans: when you realize that the language you have is too limited to describe the incoming change and new words are necessary to embrace the future. That’s how the concept …Read More
I can’t really say I talked with Cindy Gallop. Actually, I’ve been swamped by her words, fascinated by the magnetic energy of her brilliant mind and pushed to the side of the blender by the centripetal force of her reasoning. After our conversation ended, I put my pen down on the paper and a sentence I heard time ago came back to my mind…Read More
Even across the continents, I can perceive Walker’s energy. It’s a mix of awareness and confidence with a splash of humor. Walker Thornton is a sex educator, public speaker and author who transitioned from being “a silent good girl from the South” (she’s from Virginia) to talk about two of the most hushed topics in our society…Read More
Give yourself a gift. Take a break and have a look at Vicki Topaz’s portraits of SILVER: A State of Mind. You will see much more than a collection of beautiful women with gray hair. You will see awareness, self-confidence and yes, beauty. Not the prepackaged and one-size-fits-all kind of beauty we’re spoon-fed since we are little, but…Read More
I know exactly the coffee shop in Milan where Pat and I could sit down, watch the world goes by and talk for hours. She would be surprised that we could go from a cappuccino in the morning to an appetizer in the evening without leaving the same tree-lined street. On my hand, just as it happens when we “talk” online, I would…Read More
There’s enough in Jan Hively’s life to make a movie and a good one. But before becoming Janet McNeill Hively, the deputy mayor of Minneapolis, a Ph.D. graduate at the age of 69 and the founder of the Pass it on Network, an international non-profit organization that promotes positive aging (and many other things in between)…Read More
Professor of Sociology of Aging at the University College of London (UCL), Paul Higgs intrigued me for his work on some of the less explored aspects of aging outside of academic circles. He is the co-author of books like “Aging, Corporeality and Embodiment,” in which he explores the complex relationship between…Read More
It took only a tweet for Anita Irlen and I to click. It might be because of our common background in sociology and the resulting mindset or because of her motto “No Mud, No Lotus” that lets shine a witty personality, the result is that we found ourselves immediately on the same wavelength. As the author of the blog Look for the Woman beyond Fashion…Read More
When it comes to ageism in the workplace, we tend to have a matter-of-fact approach and try to cope with it. But how does it exactly come about? New research is filling the gap, exploring what happens at the company level. A 2018 study…Read More
Sometimes it happens that you find an answer when the question has not even fully been formulated in the mind. So, I guess I had my serendipity moment when Cecilia Dintino got in touch with me through these pages. Dr Dintino is an Assistant Clinical Professor of….Read More