women over 40
You will bridge the divide. Without being perceived as harpy, bitchy or scary. YOU will be the "better angel of our nature
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I'm officially in my 40s. I'm surrounded by teenagers. And I'm tired of fetuses on the internet telling me what to do. Some woman-child who thinks she's all grown up is going to tell me what I can't wear anymore because I'm too old? Seriously. F*ck that noise.
I used to run past construction sites in NYC, as the workmen whistled and shouted out a list of catcalls that went from "Rambette ... to "Beat me up, baby!" I suppose this was their reaction to my having embraced the women's bodybuilding craze of the 1980s.
As the years pass, this amazing gift of friendship continues to grow. Sometimes we'll go a year without talking and yet we pick right back up where we left off the minute we gather. We carve out 4-5 days, push the pause button on our lives at home and come together to laugh, cry, laugh more, share and listen to what the others are facing in their day-to-day.
"Unfortunately a woman, right when she's really at her prime, she becomes invisible."
Despite the odds, there is a strong contingent of older women directors on the far side of 40 who I work with as a producer, and they are raising money and booking crews to make compelling shorts, docs and narratives.
Instead of having a mid-life crisis, I'm having a MID-LIFE CELEBRATION. I have totally arrived. I feel empowered by 40. I mean, what do those 30 year olds really know? Not much, I can tell you having been one for the past 10 years. But, that was yesterday. Literally, YESTERDAY.
This week, the ever-cool Meryl Streep revealed she would help fund a screenwriting lab specifically for women over 40. Streep
While I was at the car wash the other day, I noticed a sign on the wall that read, 'Thursday is Seniors Day: Seniors 50 and over get $4 off any wash.' Even though I turned 50 last October, I still don't think of myself as a senior.