an ongoing series and celebration of womanhood
Women, like men, grow rich with age. In today’s culture the process of changing as we age is oftentimes reduced to its negatives, and turned against us as fear of getting older. For women I know it’s a rough road. I believe that as we age through womanhood we are gathering riches overtime. Our internal life strengthens as we accumulate life experiences, memories and deepen our interests and relationships. Meanwhile the external self changes, yes, but this change is sacred and undervalued in our society, and often becomes the focus of who we are as aging women.
As a woman and a portrait artist, I call BS on the sexist and ageist shame around this time, and promote the interesting, the wisdom, the love and beauty of the 50+ female.