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Strength in Authenticity

I love strong, authentic women who are no longer trying to prove how perfect and well put together they are – no signs of stretched, wrinkle-free faces with large, puckered lips. Somehow it makes me feel more free and courageous enough to withstand what the media bombards us with on a daily basis.

As a television news reporter for most of my adult life, I always tried hard to present myself as the perky, cute blonde. I knew that was what was expected of me and I played the game. So it came as no surprise, when I turned 40, I began to panic. Everything I had known had been based on my youth and looks and to be fair, some smarts were involved.

Then I found myself single in my forties and began dating. That led to this blog and the journey to make a documentary based on the stories of older women, their concerns, fears and inspirations. This is not something talked about in our culture and it’s time to change the paradigm:

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EjMBRcvnbU?rel=0&showinfo=0&w=640&h=360]

San Francisco media critic Jan Wahl sums it up this way:

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzzjwZtJ5Sk?rel=0&controls=0&showinfo=0&w=560&h=315]

 

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