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We learn to love ourselves: 10 things to do

  One thing that often happens to us women is not to love ourselves , to have little self-esteem and to think that the needs of the rest of the family are more important than ours, especially the over50 when we no longer feel physically fit. So dear friends here is a mini-list of things to do to start to love ourselves and to realize …

Not Only Twenty: a beautiful project

As you know, Tuesday, August 13 I was invited by the talented and beautiful Virginia Masoni to participate in her program Dietro la festa that takes place in the three days preceding the Palio of Siena. The program talks about initiatives, art, proposals concerning the contrade and the city of Siena. I was invited to talk about my project with the blog Not Only Twenty …

Because women “must” always remain young

In 2020, then, very soon, 60-year-old women will be 15% of the world’s population (about 500 million) and, despite this there is still a great reticence to appreciate the beauty of mature women. Already in the ’70s the intellectual Susan Sontag spoke of “double standard of aging“: the one that allows men to age keeping charm and that prohibits women from aging. According to Sontag, women …

Adulterers in chat?

  It is known that adultery has always existed, but the social version of adultery is a new form. It seems that 30% of separations take place for virtual “betrayals”, or at least started as such. And we do not just talk about young people, with Facebook everyone can communicate with “friends” strangers of all ages. The question is controversial: chatting and exchanging hot messages, …

Women looking for love?

travel Not Only Twenty

  Female sexual tourism, women aged between thirty and sixty years old, who travel to tourist destinations in search of companionship, seems to grow exponentially. Generally the selected locations are Senegal, Kenya and Jamaica. Local guys approach mature women as guides and then become their chaperones or partners for the entire holiday period, in exchange for economic favors. When I went to Zanzibar  in February …

Let’s celebrate love: Real Women Day

  Yesterday all eyes were on the marriage between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. I must confess that I didn’t see the whole ceremony, but that holding hands and their looks in love made them feel very close. It is not necessary to be principles to fall in love and it is not essential to be young, love strikes at all ages. Talking with a …

Middle age

in my mind Not Only Twenty

What is middle age? Is it when you start being old? Or when others start to consider you old? Or, is it half the years of life expectancy? If so, should people aged 35/38 be considered middle-aged? I had never really thought about this term: am I a middle-aged woman? Perhaps beyond … I don’t think I can live til to be hundred years old. …

Sexual desire and wrinkles

love Not Only Twenty

Today I want to bring to your attention an article that has struck me and I would like to ask you this question: is it possible to have sexual desire for a woman over 50 and for her wrinkles? The writer and motivator Robin Korth in the article My “Naked” Truth told the story of a date with a man. Robin, 59, meets Dave, four years …

Real Women Day: story of a project

Be Yourself Not Only Twenty

Dear friends today I am very excited because I want to tell you about my project: Real Women Day. Since I started my blog, the purpose was not only to talk about fashion, but to talk, through fashion, about women who have passed forty, fifty or more and our problems. Based on my personal experience and talking with women more or less young than me, …

Thinness is equal to beauty? Not even!

Donna ideale Not Only twenty

During the Easter weekend browsing Marie Claire (fashion magazine) in April, I was struck by the title of an article: Why do we always talk about weight? by the journalist Marta Cervino. I read it with great interest and, some of the things written, stimulated me to do a mini research. Fiorella Rubino with her brand for curvy women launches her “free style” campaign that is aimed …

How to increase women’s self-esteem

Despite all the struggles that women before us have done to guarantee us the right to parity, the right to vote, the right to choose whether or not to continue a marriage, the right to choose whether to become mothers or not, the right to say no to sexual advances not paid, there are still female exponents who consider it right to live in the …

When fashion saves your life

fashion show Not Only Twenty

We are in the middle of Milan fashion week, the most important designers are showing, but everyone is waiting for what many have called the most important event of Milan fashion week. This is the Inclusive Runway 2018, where models from five continents will be on catwalks with amputations and spinal cord injuries. But not only: the Inclusive project also includes people who have suffered …