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Aging and the media’s obsession with youth


When I blog about body image, I always rail against the media’s obsession with youth and thinness.

Yet, even though I know better, I don’t escape getting hooked with its message.

Bottom line: I’m struggling with getting older.

I haven’t yet tamed the voice of the inner-shrew-on-aging. I hear her in the cold, stark reality of morning light when I put on eyeliner and use my index finger to pull my skin away from the side of my eye for ease of application, and release my finger only to have the skin decide to stay out there for a bit of a rest.