Some months ago six friends—average age 68— were discussing the fact that there were virtually no interesting female role models our age.
We got Tina Turner and Eartha Kitt—on Broadway in their 70s. Also British actors Helen Mirren and Judy Dench (70s), plus the presidents of Brazil and South Korea (60s), and America’s own head of the Federal Reserve (age 72).
But what about all those interesting women who aren’t on the stage or screen, in a gallery, politics or the New York Times? What about us? Where is the blog about us?
So we decided to create a new image of “the older woman” through the social media, portraying an absolutely fabulous female role model—above the age of 60 who’s doing something quietly important.
Several times a month we’ll post a story about these women—maybe one of you—what you’re doing, an insight, a book you’ve written, a neighborhood you’ve saved—or fed, the clothes you wear or the “look” you’ve personalized, a project for kids, the gallery you’ve opened.
Who knows, we may start a trend—making visible the remarkable women who thought they didn’t count because they were over sixty.