Several people have pointed this out to me: On September 19, the Washington Post’s PostEverything section had a rather depressing essay by Sonia Greenfield titled, “Being 40 has totally changed how I feel about how I look.” But even more of a downer than, “In my 40s, it seems like ‘inoffensive’ is what I should shoot for” and “Isn’t it OK to disappear …” is the essay’s URL.
In case you’re over 40 like me and totally can’t read fine print anymore, it says “being-40-means-its-finally-okay-to-be-ugly”! Yikes! I’m past the deadline for giving up on myself. I’m not sure if I should laugh or cry or just take inspiration from Uglydoll toys.
Actually, I’m going to check out the most recent “Visible Monday” post on Not Dead Yet Style, where people share “any outfit, accessory, piece of jewelry, hairstyle, cosmetic or other adornment that makes you feel more confident, alive and visible that day.” I glad to see that “inoffensive” isn’t on that list!