An Open Letter on Ageism on the Occasion of my Birthday - Ms. In The Biz
Today, October 1 of this year I turn 39 years old. In Hollywood years, I am bordering on geriatric. Hollywood doesn't like an aging woman. The preferred femme on screen is young, often times underweight, probably has been enhanced with the likes of fillers, Botox or implants, and seen through a sexualized male gaze. Of late I've been told, "You don't age!" It's positioned as a compliment. But what it really reveals is a lack of value for the 'older' woman and the gift of aging. Should we all be so lucky to live a long life.
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