I could have been highly offended, and justifiably so. Instead, I made a conscious decision not to be. His words, although definitely not seasoned with salt, summed up for me in a nutshell the shared plight of many women over 40. This particularly applies to those of us who, either by choice or by circumstance, remain single. Fostered by a youth-enamored society, the assumption is that rather than being in any way enhanced by age, women are tarnished by it.
About Barbara RandallBarbara Randall is the author of the book "Jacob Daddy" and co-author of "Locked In." Her publishing credits include editorials in The Indianapolis Star and the Detroit Free Press. She has worked as a jazz vocalist for the past 25 years, performing for audiences all over the world. Barbara is working on her next novel, "Mimi Brousard" and a series of children’s books based on the adventures of her mischievous grandchildren at her home in Indianapolis, IN.
By Barbara Randall| 2017-08-29T13:41:23+00:00 July 8th, 2017|Categories: Culture & Life, Featured, Featured Author, General, Top Stories, Women and Culture|Tags: Home Headline, mental illness, multiple personality disorder, stigma, suicide|
At the age of 30, I was diagnosed with Multiple Personality Disorder. The diagnosis was actually a blessing, as well as a curse. The blessing? It clarified, identified, and explained bewildering behaviors, irrational fears, and confounding symptoms that I'd experienced my entire life. It set things in order. Now things made sense. I made sense, and I begin to see myself as I never had before.