aging

In case you’re curious — or fear you may be old — here are a few moments that helped me realize the truth about my oldness.

9 Signs You've Been Doing This Life Thing For A While

In case you’re curious — or fear you may be old — here are a few moments that helped me realize the truth about my oldness. Read...
Kathryn Hively    |   09.13.18   |   SHARE
Culture
My staring was a compliment; she saw it as a criticism.

Mirror Mirror, On The Wall: Who Is The Most Insecure Of Us All?

Mirror Mirror on all these walls, who is the most insecure of us all? My staring was a compliment; she saw it as a criticism. Read...
Diane Goodman of Role Reboot    |   08.29.18   |   SHARE
Bodies
I have refused to let my age define how I am supposed to behave.

Life Begins At 50, And Age Doesn't Define Me

I have refused to let my age define how I am supposed to behave as a mother, as a chef, as a writer, and most importantly as a woman. Read...
Gretchen Hanson of The Refresh    |   05.2.18   |   SHARE
Voices
I’m beginning to have mixed feelings about coloring my hair.

To Gray Or Not To Gray? On Hair Dye And Aging

There is a distinct moment in each woman’s life when gray hair and the associated reality of aging make its first unwelcome appearance. Read...
Gina RIch    |   04.10.18   |   SHARE
Culture
Can you partake in the beauty industry and still feel good about your self-worth?

Can You Enjoy The Beauty Industry Without Hating Yourself?​

Can you partake in the beauty industry — makeup, tutorials, magazines, and the oppressive standards they impose — and still feel good about your self Read...
Annie Walton Doyle    |   03.15.18   |   SHARE
Bodies
My mom helped me find the balancing point between caretaking and controlling because she insisted on her autonomy. “I don’t need your help in the shower,” she’d say, “and I can dress myself.”

The Summer My Mother's Progressive Arthritis Taught Me To Love And Let Go​

That summer became the fulcrum of a seesaw: as my children need me less, my mother needed me more. My mother's arthritis taught me to love and let go. Read...
Deborah Williams    |   01.17.18   |   SHARE
Families
Why should I feel bad about being in my 40s?

Getting Older Is Terrifying, And It’s Also The Best

Would you really rather not get older? Read...
Elizabeth Laura Nelson of SHESAID    |   10.20.17   |   SHARE
Obviously, now from my elder perch, I realize it’s best to not be judgy about beauty treatments.

Being Judgy About Beauty Treatments Was Just My Own Baggage

Obviously, now from my elder perch, I realize it’s best to withhold judgment, especially contempt for actions that bring personal joy at life stages Read...
Krista Garcia    |   09.15.17   |   SHARE
Bodies