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.
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
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
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
Because I live in Thailand, I had a chance to meet with Venerable Ajahn Jayasaro, a disciple of the late Venerable Ajahn Chah, one of Thailand’s most renowned Buddhist monks and meditation masters. I have to admit that, walking to the appointment, some…Read More
Priya Ramasubban is an Indian producer, writer and director. She has shot for National Geographic, Discovery and History Channel. Recently, she crowdfunded almost one hundred thousand dollars and then raised more investments…Read More
In a world of talkers, Stela Lupushor listens. In our conversation, I felt overwhelmed by a wave of attention. I believe she tapped also into this ability when she decided to give up the security of a corporate job - she led the HR Strategy and Social Analytics functions at IBM…Read More
Alison Wolf is a British economist and the Sir Roy Griffiths Professor of Public Sector Management at King’s College in London. When her book “The XX Factor: How the Rise of Working Women Has Created a Far Less Equal World” came out, I had a great conversation with her. In a phone call across the continents…Read More
Susan Sontag, the American writer, philosopher, political activist and one of the most aware voices of the last century, acknowledged that we only have one script for aging: the imperative of the eternal youth. In her essay “Is there a double standard of aging?”, she warned us…Read More
It’s a sunny Wednesday morning when I meet with Yodphet Sudsawad in her office. We’re both barefoot and this is the norm at Panyaden, the international school she helped to create in Chiang Mai, some four hundred miles north west of Bangkok. With sustainable architecture and plenty of nature all around, the school is a gem…Read More
We are always sensitive and passionate about discrimination and we know how to recognize it when it’s about race, gender, and socio-economical variables. Then, without realizing it, we have a bias against age. We’re so “good” at it, because we practice all the time…Read More