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Making peace with astrology

When my daughter Frida first came into our lives, a friend asked me what her sign was. I told her I didn’t follow astrology but that she was born in July. The friend replied, “but you’re a hippie!” Which, ok,…

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Mean reads: Black girl pageant magic; billionaire …

Taraji P. Henson, photo via The Heart Truth More women should take hormone replacement therapy [The Economist] Breast cancer risk from hormones may last decades [NBC News] (Editor’s note: No wonder we’re confused about menopause?) The world’s most powerful women:…

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The menopausal gift guide 2019

Menopause isn’t for sissies: hot flashes, brain fog, inexplicable weight gain—you don’t even want to know what else. And if you know, you know. Show your menopausal loved one you feel her pain with a gift that will make everything…

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7 pajamas for the menopausal woman on your …

If I had to place one annoyance at the top of my long list of annoyances that came with menopause, I would say not sleeping (it might be tied with weight gain). As I write this, It’s 5:45am. I’ve been…

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Holiday parties? Get fabulous and festive like …

Getting dressed for holiday parties is often preceded by stress-shopping, which often leads to spending more money than you’d planned—or purchasing something that you wear once and banish to the back of your closet when the party’s over. Before you…

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Mean Reads: How friendship changes with age, …

Introducing Ladies First: 13 decades of women saving Hollywood from itself [Refinery 29] Before the Hays Code ruined everything, women ruled the movies [Refinery 29] Woman’s alleged rapist sets her on fire en route to trial in India [NPR] Three…

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Sophie Gray tells the love story that …

The idea for Sophie James Wine was a seed planted on Sophie and James Gray’s first date even though they didn’t realize it. That night as James discussed his dream of owning a ranch, moving to the boonies, and creating…

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How this master ceramicist bounced back after …

In this episode, master ceramacist Linda Fahey, who owns Yonder Shop in San Francisco, talks about the many ups and downs she has lived through as an entrepreneur in San Francisco, from her driftwood spoons going viral, to collaborating with…

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Mean reads: Women impress during impeachment and …

Amy Sherald’s Planes, rockets, and the spaces in between (2018) at the Baltimore Museum of Art What a debate run by women looks like [The Nation] What do we hear when women speak? [The New York Times] Klobuchar: Women are…

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When a sweatshirt won’t cut it, …

Dirty Pineapple Colorful Lines Sunday blazer When it comes to versatility, an oversized blazer is up there with a plain white tee. Throw it over one of those, in fact, and you have an outfit that will take you from…

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Mean Reads: Selma Blair embraces grey, menopause …

Photo via Selma Blair on Instagram Selma Blair embraces her grey buzz cut post chemo [Parade] A British broadcaster is giving women paid menopause leave [The New York Times] Nike to investigate female athlete abuse accusations [Jezebel] Japanese women demand…

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It’s a decorative gourd outfit, motherfuckers

Just when you thought every asshole on the internet had taken gourd season as far as it could go, we have taken it to the next motherfucking level and transformed a decorative gourd into an outfit. It’s a departure from…

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