You Should Be in Movies.

You Should Be in Movies. Better Yet, Write Them. Every story an older woman writes changes her and changes the culture. And because of the huge reach that movies have, when we write movie scripts, we can make even more change happen. The Writer’s Lab is an annual retreat established by Meryl Streep and supported…

Book Club Reading Guide for Aphrodite’s Pen

Reading Guide for Aphrodite’s Pen Download PDF Version In the Introduction to Aphrodite’s Pen, Stella says it is important for older women to write erotica as a way to combat ageism.  Do you agree or disagree with the author on this point?  Did your opinion change as you read, and if so, how? The book…

See It Then Be It

See It Then Be It Geena Davis did not worry about all those stories of movie roles drying up for women in their forties, until it was her turn. After making a movie every year throughout her career, and starring in huge box office hits like Thelma and Louise and A League of Their Own, the…

A Sex Goddess for Older Women

The world is made of stories, not atoms. – Muriel Rukeyser Myths are Ideas and stories and images that shape how we see the world. Celebrating and creating myth is one way to see and be seen. A Sex Goddess for Older Women? Last year I asked a friend who is a mythology buff to…