Tuesday, April 4, 2017

A Tiny Rant...

It's in our biology to trust what we see with our eyes.
This makes living in a carefully edited, overproduced
and photoshopped world very dangerous.
                                                                                                         BrenĂ© Brown


Season three of Netflix' Grace and Frankie opens with Grace and Frankie manufacturing vibrators for older women. Future shows of the season go on to address other issues olders experience – Bravo!

Yet, the show embodies the sexist-ageist message that while men are allowed to age, women are not. Grey hair and naturally lined faces are okay for actors Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston, but not okay for their female counterparts. Rather we witness Jane Fonda's surgically sculpted face and body eliminating any of the natural signs of aging. While Lily Tomlin allows for a few grey hairs, she, too, has succumbed to surgical facial tightening.

Mallory (daughter of the Grace character) in one show rambles off the things she dreads about aging. Intermittently, during the rambling we hear: “I'll have my face done,” she continues, “and I'll have my face done again.”

There's no stopping the anti-aging propaganda that 'ugly-fies' the natural signs of aging and promotes plastic surgery. Remember media propaganda is not here to honor us in our aging journey, but rather to promote and sell us things to correct what is a natural and beautiful unfoldment into our deeper selves. Let's remember the quote that birthed OldBoldandBeautiful.Life:

OLD is a perfectly good word.  
At a certain point we are old, but can still be beautiful.
It has far less to do with Botox and plastic surgery, 
than with personality, style and courage...

So claim your Self as described above and be:

Old, Bold and Beautiful!
Wear That History Proudly!
Be Old Now!

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