When she was 34, Helen Small, now Merton Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Oxford, embarked herself on an ambitious journey: writing a book about old age in…Read More
In a society that values youth as the only desirable condition, The Age Buster helps women to overcome the stigma of aging.
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With a longstanding experience in managing an inclusion and diversity program for a multinational company, Sheila Callaham is now seeing first-hand the other “side” of the ageism spectrum. After she moved to a different state for…Read More
With her work on embodiment and age, Julia Twigg answered a lot of questions that have been floating in my mind since I began this exploration in the realm of age and culture. I confess I was not really successful in articulating these queries. I noticed that there was a sort of “code”…Read More
Having emigrated from Sydney as a single mum with a PHD in psychology in her pocket, Lynne Segal made her home in Islington, North London in the Seventies. There, she contributed to setting up and running a women’s center, community printshop and alternative newspaper…Read More
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
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
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
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
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