Category: advantages of age

30
Aug

The Invisibility Myth 13 – Not Dead Yet Awakenings

Finally coffee was served ➨The morning ritual remains the same wherever I am – turn on BBC Radio 4 (long wave only as i’m currently in France) and make coffee.  A thirty something woman is saying she wishes she could go back in time and give her bulimic/self harming/laxative addicted young self a hug and tell […]

22
Aug

The Invisibility Myth part 12 – Failed Samaritan moi?

➨Negative language is never helpful in the quest for self – no shit Sherlock. For me it’s been a personal learning curve that’s lasted many years and led to more self-flagellation than I would freely admit to…I don’t find masochism a pleasurable experience.  ➨On a wet Monday morning recently a 1991 life memory came to […]

31
Jul

The Invisibility Myth part 11: Coffin Dodgers Bus Tour

Advantages of Age Bus Tour. Photo Elainea Emmott “Excuse me love – are you on the coffin dodgers bus too? Says the pink haired lady with a rubber duck headress… I have arrived at Sloane Square London and it is buzzing with exuberant self-expression and colour. The Advantages of Age dynamic duo of  Rose Rouse and […]

26
Jul

The Invisibility Myth part 10: The Handmaid’s Tale – reality in the shadow.

➨2017 – I thought my generation had scored the winning goal in terms of general equality, which bought about the fulfilling birth of my Invisibility Myth project. It’s mission is to show that we older women never had it so good and that the hard work of the women’s movement, is an unstoppable global force […]

7
Jul

The Invisibility Myth part 9: The canvas of my own life

➨60 years of time has slipped away, both real and imagined.  My life canvas is a work in progress, now entwined with The Invisibility Myth.  Third coffee of the day drunk and replenished. I am parked in the welcome shade of an ancient maple tree in  France, newly emerged from the blancmange-type fug that has […]

13
Jun

The Invisibility Myth part 8 What’s Taboo for you?

Taboo: Noun.“A social or religious custom prohibiting or restricting a particular practice or forbidding association with a particular person, place or thing.”      ➨I’m thinking around what is taboo in our modern society. There is nothing we cannot have instant, direct access to via the internet for clarification, gratification or therapy and I cannot think of many topics that […]

15
May

A la carte approach to reality. The Invisibility Myth part 6

   ➨After riding on a mini wave of joy at having a little article about The Invisibility Myth published in a brilliant online magazine: The Advantages of Age, http://advantagesofage.com/60-visible-fuck-invisibility-myth/ this past week could have been a ‘meh’ kind of time, as I went a bit off the creative boil.  Instead I have filled the time with masses of […]

11
Apr

The Invisibility Myth part 5-Be the heroine of your own adventure

➨I am more & more aware that soon we will be the elder states persons in our lives…   ➨ So, my project is gathering momentum.  I had the honour of doing the first, virgin fresh interview for my fledgling book; The Invisibility Myth the other day. I deliberately sought out someone I had no […]

24
Mar

The Invisibility Myth Part 3

❤….Another day another altered state. The mind blows so many emotions around in a tornado of challenges. Who is this person looking back at my stripped bare face from the steam clouded mirror in the bathroom, hair on end, the errant remains of yesterdays makeup smeared down my face?….I kind of know her….Been kicking around […]