This Is What We Call A Sunday

Publish date:
December 11, 2011

And it's no way to live, really, working all the time, between playing catch with your kid for a few minutes INSIDE. Look at how much of the xoJane staff acts like it is just a regular business day. Lordy.

Anyway, one funny thing here is this piece we are working on where Emily rightfully insists that not all the faces be 20- and early 30-somethings. So Em said to me a bunch of times how important it is that I be photographed to show "someone old." She is right and I love to show all my wrinkles to you any chance. It is, at the same time, an odd feeling to be the token anything and reminiscent of being "the youngest editor" for many years. Youth is generally considered the preferable state of the two (as Cher said, though I disagree with her on that whole list about fat and thin and rich and poor, etc.). I want it to no longer be a compliment to say to someone, "You look SO much younger than you are." And the appropriate response wouldn't be, "Why thank you!"

Let me know if you are "older" like me and when the first time you felt "older" was. Mine was just out of college when a kid called me "ma'am". (But I'm from the South.)

I'm sure there are more surprises to come, as my almost-105-year-old grandma tells me.

I look forward.

Happy non-working non-ageist non-racist non-homophobic owningwhateverignorantpeoplecalledyou weekends! AND Biddies Unite!