Milestone birthdays have always been just that for me…milestones. At 21 I bought a 1-way ticket and moved to Italy. At 30 I ended a toxic, 3-year long relationship. At 40 I got my White Belt and started teaching Nia. And at 50 I became a Sex Coach. Being attuned to my emotions means I pay close attention to my inner voice. As I was approaching 50 that voice was becoming wildly curious.
Was it true that women’s libidos definitely decrease as they age?
Was sex really “overrated” as I had been told by elder women?
Was I going to…
Every now and then a voice breaks through the cultural zeitgeist and questions the way we are doing things. Justine Bateman has done just that with her new book, FACE: One Square Foot of Skin. A former actress turned writer/director/producer, she has exposed a troubling trend in women’s beauty standards and practices: plastic surgery and facial manipulation as a norm.
When and how did this happen?
I was born in 1967. My formative years were the ’70s and ’80s, when plastic surgery was done only by a few odd balls in Hollywood like Joan Rivers, who continued to look stranger…