High Achiever

I have too many stories. It is too hard to settle on one. As this blog’s title implies; everyday I am reminded that I am a woman and what that means in our society. As I have grown older the sexism I have experienced has been less targeted at my body, because I am becoming ‘invisible’ – and though I am very successful and well-known in my field I am somehow made to feel like I have ‘lost’ my value because my body is aging. A successful woman has to look good too. She must also have children to prove her worth to society and is made to feel like she is not a woman if she lives up to that end of the deal.