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Dear Ladies Home Journal

May 4, 2017

Rant:

Dear Ladies Home Journal,  On your May 2014 cover feature: How To Look Amazing At 30, 40, 50,  you stop at age 50.  Why?   I’m taking a guess here, but I bet your readership doesn’t end with 50 year old women.  There is a large segment of the population that consists of 60, 70, 80 and, yes, even 90 year old women, who want tips on how to look and feel amazing. Don’t ignore us.

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How to Look Amazing…

 

Rave:

Dear Pamela,
Thank you for writing to us about the May 2014 issue, though we are so sorry to hear that you are disappointed with the magazine.
Since we reach so many different women across the country, we try our best to represent as much as our readership as possible in the pages of the magazine (though it is a challenge sometimes). We don’t want our 60+ readers to feel under served in any way, so thank you for writing to us with your concerns. We will share your feedback with the Editors here, and hope you’ll be happier with future issues of the magazine. We truly value your opinion.
Sincerely,
Reader Services
Ladies’ Home Journal​

 

 Attitude:

I’m happy Ladies Home Journal acknowledged my note.  We will see if  I will “be happier with future issues of the magazine”‘. Whatever ‘looking amazing’ is to a person 50 or older, I say, why not!

This is one of the reasons I started this blog:  Awareness that there is a vital, energetic, enthusiastic segment of the population that has not and will not disappear.

You know what I think?  I need to send the link below to as many magazines that refer to age, beauty tips, aging, etc.  and tell them to please watch it until the end!  But, before I do, would you watch it and tell me if you agree?

 http://youtu.be/hjHnWz3EyHs


 

Originally posted 2014-04-19 16:56:06.

6 Comments
Janet Garber
April 19, 2014 at 6:57 pm

Wow!!!! Send it to everyone!!!
I only disagree with one comment. One of the judges (the man who is not Simon) said she is an example to old people. No — she is an example to ALL people!!!! Perhaps even more so to younger people. I suspect they are the more amazed audience!!!! Thank you Pamela!!!!

    zitronspks@aol.com
    April 19, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    I agree. Inspiring!!

Evelyn A. Englander
April 20, 2014 at 1:03 pm

I agree one hundred percent. Publications need a more positive and inclusive attitude towards all ages, those of us a little higher on the a ge scale included..great thoughts Pamela!!

Ann Ranson
April 22, 2014 at 3:06 pm

Pamela – thank you for giving voice to what millions of people want to say. You are amazing, and this post is important.

    zitronspks@aol.com
    April 22, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Thank you Ann. Your feedback is important to me.

DiAna Hart Smith
May 16, 2014 at 9:55 pm

Thank you, Pamela, for making our segment of society visible to LHJ and other magazine editors. We’re vital and contributing too much to the world to be invisible like the older women in previous generations. We who are 60+ are the new 45! Editors better begin treating us that way or they and their magazines will become invisible. Delighted that your creative muse returned and that your blog still brings you the joy that it brings to your readership.

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