On the Invisibility of Middle-Aged Women | Literary Hub

This article absolutely parallel’s my experience as a woman. The company I worked for was bought by a young, up-and-coming Texan. Following his visit to our office, I was let go at the age of 55, along with several other older women. Over the next year the office was “redecorated” with young, pretty, slender women who earned far less than we older, matronly women. The company then underwent some serious hiccups, as the people who knew how things worked were no longer there, but eventually righted itself. I retired and began writing full time, as I was deemed too old to be employable. But as an author, I find myself enjoying the invisibility at times, in a Miss Marple kind of way. It allows me to be the observer, and gives me food for my imagination. ~CJJ


A year ago at a literary festival in Wales, I met a woman. It was at a reception at a castle that had a beautiful park and a regal view of the Welsh landscape. I had no companion to the reception, …

Source: On the Invisibility of Middle-Aged Women | Literary Hub


Author: conniejjasperson

Connie J. Jasperson lives in Olympia, Washington. A vegan, she and her husband share five children, a love of good food and great music. She is active in local writing groups, an editor for Myrddin Publishing Group, and is a writing coach. She is an active member of the both the Northwest Independent Writers Association and Pacific Northwest Writers Association, and is a founding member of Myrddin Publishing Group. Music and food dominate her waking moments. When not writing or blogging she can be found with her Kindle, reading avidly.

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