Women growing older with grace and gusto

About me

Want to know a bit about who you’re dealing with?

  • I love words and images, so I write and I create mixed-media artwork.
  • I have a weakness for very bitter dark chocolate, organic of course.
  • I fail sometimes and I’m a world-class procrastinator; a few years ago I wouldn’t have been able to admit either of those things.
  • Sometimes when I’m standing in a sunlit garden or a frosty wood I think my heart will burst with the beauty.
  • I don’t have any genetic predisposition to tidiness. I wish I did.
  • I was born in 1953 in a North London suburb into a liberal Catholic family with Jewish ancestors. Now my spirituality is more free-range, with Benedictine Christianity as its cornerstone and influenced by feminist theology and pantheistic ideas.
  • I can hardly imagine life without books or the internet.
  • I relish the practice of reclaiming terms that have been used to demean older women: crone, hag, harridan, witch. Roll the words around your tongue, feel how splendid and powerful they are.
  • I’m in the process of simplifying my life and finding ways to live in a more planet-friendly way.
  • I love fairy tales, legends and the great mythic quests like Lord of the Rings and the Earthsea series. I suspect dragons really exist.