Ann and I became fast friends wading through all the material we could find; trying to make sense of the bewildering life stage we were in. Through our collaboration we uncovered a disturbing complex of beliefs about aging and femininity that we began to refer to as the Cultural Spell. We knew we had a lot of work to if we were to free ourselves from its grip.
The following pieces are taken from our early writings where we used the imagery of a fairy tale to trace the feminine experience through the vicissitudes of this transformative life passage. Our current work continues on our blog.