Julia Williamson is the author of a thought-provoking article titled, Sometime In My 50s, I Became Invisible To Men. Here's What I Didn't Expect. In her piece, Julia makes the point that the problem of women, age, and perceived loss of attractiveness is real and pervasive. What's remarkable is this: Julia's writing wasn't her issuing a complaint; it was more a proclamation of her pure relief. Finally, as a woman, she wasn't being ordered to smile by every random man on the street or being constantly harassed and subjected to the predatory male gaze! Aging out or Ageism has long been the most frequently reported type of discrimination women feel, and that same discrimination has long been a factor in women's diminishing health and a drop in self-confidence. However, the Here's What I Didn't Expect part of Julia's article shares a far more positive outcome for women approaching what could be the best years of their lives.
It was great to know that the interview would be unscripted. You and Heather gave me the freedom to openly share my personal experiences with infertility and be transparent with my story.