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Mean Reads: How to talk to women …

It’s been a while since we shared a news roundup, plus we’re coming up on a holiday when non-election, non-attempted-coup news might sounds good. So here are some stories to dig into focused on Gen-X women. VP-elect Kamala Harris gives…

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Silver Hair Chronicles: How this grombre queen …

When, Georgina, AKA Curlysilverfox, decided to stop dying her hair, the whites were showing up practically before rinsing the dye through her naturally curly hair. She had spent more hours straightening those curls than she cared to think about. And…

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Chloe Sevigny and Kim Basinger for the …

Miu Miu, the fashion brand created and owned by Miuccia Prada, is featuring GenX-er Chloe Savigny and Boomer Kim Basinger in its holiday Icons campaign “Their unifying trait is their absolute individuality,” Miu Miu said in its press materials. It’s a…

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Episode 27: The What founder Gina Pell on …

Our guest this week, Gina Pell, was a huge inspiration for creating Mean. She came up with the concept of Perennials, and when I read her article Meet the Perennials, I knew I had an audience. The idea that a…

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Tracy Chapman returns to the Late Night …

On the eve of Election Day 2020, Tracy Chapman made a rare television appearance on Late Night with Seth Myers singing her critically acclaimed hit song “Talkin’ ’bout a revolution.” Can you believe the song was released in 1988? I…

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Episode 26: Alisson Wood on Being Lolita

This week’s episode is an interview with author Alisson Wood, who recently published her memoir, Being Lolita. Alisson is a bit younger than most of my guests, but her story is relevant for pretty much every generation. The memoir describes…

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Episode 25: A former exotic dancer reflects on …

This week we have an interview with author and professor Jennifer Worley, who recently published a memoir called Neon Girls: A Stripper’s Education in Protest and Power. It’s intriguing anytime you get a peek into a somewhat private, secretive world.…

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Episode 24: Meet the fashion designer who said …

This week’s episode is a conversation with Bay Area designer J’Amy Tarr, and it may be the most fun I’ve had to date recording an episode, despite some major technical difficulties. Thanks to my wonderful editor Sofija in Serbia you’d…

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Mean Reads: The mythology of Karen; displaced …

10 Mystery and thriller books starring older women [Book Riot] How an unlikely pair of women became besties in the Army [The Atlantic] Brazil announces equal pay for men’s and women’s national teams [Forbes] 25 years after the Beijing Platform,…

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Episode 23: Psychotherapist, artist, jewelry-maker, podcaster, mom—and …

I’m very excited to welcome to the podcast Lisa Anderson Shaffer, who is the definition of multi talented. We met years ago at her booth at West Coast Craft where she was selling her gorgeous handmade woven necklaces. I remember…

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Silver Hair Chronicles: A retired Canadian Mountie …

[Photo via This.is.me_Shannon] Welcome to the Silver Hair Chronicles, a bi-weekly feature where we highlight women who have made the bold choice to ditch the dye and rock their silvers. This week we feature Shannon, a 46-year-old retired Royal Canadian…

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Mean Reads: Suffrage’s 100th anniversary; Iran …

Photo by Phil Roeder How Joe Biden chose Kamala Harris: A search that forged new stars, friends, and rivalries [The New York Times] Trump promotes false ‘birther’ conspiracy about Kamala Harris [Business Insider] The rise of Kamala Harris [WSJ] Kamala…

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