When I’m 64

On women, aging, and creativity

Lisa Renee
Aug 24, 2018 · 7 min read
Photo by Bianca Isofache on Unsplash (Woman contemplating Manet’s “Woman with Fans”)

“A woman is like a tea bag — you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.”

— Eleanor Roosevelt

“Women may be the one group that grows more radical with age.”‬

— Gloria Steinem

“Listen, the best advice on aging is this: What’s the alternative? The alternative, of course, is death. And that’s a lot of shit to deal with. So I’m happy to deal with menopause. I’ll take it.”

— Whoopi Goldberg

“Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.”

— Betty Friedan

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The Long Middle
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The Long Middle

Though every woman's aging charts a unique and personal journey, persistent and universal themes come into view. From the worry stone of challenging change, to the happy surprise of enhanced creativity, the landscape of midlife rolls by in a bizarre and ever-shifting blur. Lisa Renee shares a bit of her own odyssey and illuminates some of the history, humor and horrors of midlife in a female body. If you are a woman, or you know one, here are some useful notes from the in-between.

Though every woman's aging charts a unique and personal journey, persistent and universal themes come into view. From the worry stone of challenging change, to the happy surprise of enhanced creativity, the landscape of midlife rolls by in a bizarre and ever-shifting blur. Lisa Renee shares a bit of her own odyssey and illuminates some of the history, humor and horrors of midlife in a female body. If you are a woman, or you know one, here are some useful notes from the in-between.

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