Starting an Erotic Writing Group

Starting an Erotic Writing Group I wish that for other groups, they discover within themselves and each other a wild mystery, an untamed imagination.   Billie Berlin Imagine meeting each month with a circle of older women as co-creators, joining together to celebrate our power and creativity. What could be more fun, and more liberating,…

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…

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…

Power and Madam Pelosi

Power and Madam Pelosi We watched with interest as Nancy Pelosi fought to regain her role as House  Speaker when the Democrats took the House after the November 2018 election. Congresswoman Pelosi is part of a generation of older leaders in government, including Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump. No matter what we think of their…

The Grandmother Hypothesis

The Grandmother Hypothesis In the 1980s, American anthropologist Kristen Hawkes observed Hadza hunter-gatherers in Tanzania, and realized that the older women spent their time collecting food for their grandchildren. This freed up the mothers to have more children. Hawkes hypothesized that the fittest grandmothers had the most grandchildren, which created selective pressure for longevity well…