Awesome Older Women
Women who inspire me
This is a portrait of JEANNE LOUISE CALMENT (1875-1997) who was the darling of the media, back in 1995, when she reached her 120th birthday and became the oldest known person in the world - she would further become, by another year, the oldest documented person ever to have lived.
Lisa Lichtenfels' Jeanne
Halle Tanner Dillon Johnson was a 24 year old widow raising a daughter when she decided to attend the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania. She graduated with honors in 1891 and accepted a position as the resident physician at the Tuskegee Institute. Before she began her job, Halle needed to pass the Alabama Medical Board exam, an unusually difficult multi-day test. When she passed the exam, Halle became the first female physician of any race licensed by the state of Alabama.
Dr. Mary Edwards Walker was the first woman awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, for her work as a surgeon during the Civil War.
Alice Walker, American Author, Poet, And Activist “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”
Betty Friedan 1921 - 2006 FEMINIST AUTHOR Her 1963 best seller, The Feminine Mystique — parts of which first appeared in GH — chronicled the unspoken unhappiness of women forced into restrictive roles, and helped change ideas about what women are capable of and entitled to. She cofounded the National Organization for Women (NOW) and the National Women's Political Caucus.
Marian Seldes, 82 "Walk into a room acting like you're in charge, and spend your energy on making people around you happy."
Elisabeth Elliot: "To me, a lady is not frilly, flouncy, flippant, frivolous and fluff-brained, but she is gentle. She is gracious. She is godly and she is giving... You and I, if we are women, have the gift of femininity. Very often it is obscured, just as the image of God is obscured in all of us... The more womanly we are, the more manly men will be, and the more God is glorified. As I say to you women, 'Be women. Be only women. Be real women in obedience to God.'" Thank-you, Elizabeth!
Elisabeth Elliot: "To me, a lady is not frilly, flouncy, flippant, frivolous and fluff-brained. She is gentle. She is gracious. She is godly and She is giving... You and I, if we are women, have the gift of femininity. Very often it is obscured, just as the image of God is obscured in all of us... The more womanly we are, the more manly men will be, and the more God is glorified. As I say to you women, 'Be women. Be only women. Be real women in obedience to God.'"
Hedda Bolgar at age 103..."With age, we get independence, learn how better to understand ourselves and become less anxious." A pioneering psychoanalyst, she was actively seeing clients a week before her death. "I've lived through revolutions, famine, war. Things like that." "I started a lot of things at 65." "The day the Nazis came to Vienna, I left... They came on a Sunday and I decided on Monday they'd... probably find the person who wrote those terrible articles about them." Google her!
Angela Lansbury by Terry Richardson
Margaret Meade - "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world."
Katherine Helmond is 84 today! Born in 1934 ("Soap," & Mona on "Who's the Boss")
Happy At One Hundred: Emotive Portraits of Centenarians Is this not the cutest face you've ever seen?!
Happy At One Hundred: Emotive Portraits of Centenarians
"Erwin Olaf - Mature (how often do we see beautiful photography of older adults, emphasizing their bodies and not hiding them?)" You know...she is a beautiful older woman. I heard Julia Roberts said, "How odd is it that we don't know what getting old really looks like?" It is what it is. I would love to see society get "real" : )
“A woman may develop wrinkles and cellulite, lose her waistline, her bustline, her ability to bear a child, even her sense of humor, but none of that implies a loss of her sexuality, her femininity.” ~ Barbara Gordon ~ Erwin Olaf - Mature (www.erwinolaf.com...)
Julie Christie rocks 72 like a mother. No photoshop