Sunday January 10, 2016

Thirty nine. Female. Crazy job. No partner. No kids. AAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!

They were the first generation of women who grew up thinking they could "have it all". Well, they don't.  And at 39, it really sinks in.

They were the first generation of women who grew up thinking they could "have it all". Well, they don't. And at 39, it really sinks in.

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The only thing more daunting than "zero" birthdays, are "nine" birthdays. You know - the penultimates. The ones just before the decade changes. 

Tara Henley

Tara Henley

The ones that begin a year of "leading up" to a really big one.
And one of those nine birthdays, is proving more daunting than the rest of them, for a whole generation of women.
Thirty-nine.

The current crop of thirty-nine year old women, are contending with dilemmas and disappointments that are unique, deeply felt, sometimes pretty painful, and often unspoken. Facing forty herself, producer Tara Henley decided to try and untangle the threads.  

Her documentary is called "Thirty-Nine".