Dump that phrase, “ACT YOUR AGE.” I’m a different age every year. And I don’t know how to act at the start of each new year because I’ve never been that age before. So I make no apologies for being who I AM, doing what I do and wanting what I want while I acquaint myself with my age at every stage. I am not my age. You are not your age.
I’ve heard, “Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number.” I totally subscribe to that. I’ve also heard, “A lady never reveals her age.” Says who? I do. In a society where #ageism is prevalent, I have grounded myself in my truth.
I am who I am, and who I am is multifaceted. I am 46. I am a woman. I am a mother. I am a wife. I am black. I am a self-care connoisseur. I am……. I am……. I am……. And I am so honored to have been a part the “I AM” short form and female narrative about aging.
Directed by Idelie Perez
Produced by Shakera Robinson@sjr0b
Sponsored by Polaroid
Featuring: Me – Dixie Lincoln-Nichols, Lynn, Mimi Perez, Whitney Perez, Ushi
You can also go to Polaroid’s Blog at Polaroid In Depth and read the I Am article by the director, Idelie Perez.
Dixie Lincoln- Nichols is a biological science educator, health and wellbeing consultant and Qigong instructor. Her work has been featured in media outlets like, Oprah Mag, SELF, Yahoo and more. She is the founder of Inside Outer Beauty Market, a multi-cultutal retailer curating and creating products to support the body inside and out. Visit the site at www.iobeautymarket.com