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 wife, mama, science educator, author, certified health coach and entrepreneur. Her work has been featured in media outlets like, Redbook, Natural Health, Instyle, Working Woman, Huffington Post, Essence Online, Tampa Tribune and more. She is currently the Chief Self-care Connoisseur and founder of I. O. Beauty Market, where she curates products that are free of toxic, harmful ingredients.

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