Perla Servan Schreiber’s book about being an old woman (that is how she describes herself with pride) hasn’t yet been translated in English. It will, because it is necessary for all of us to read it. Especially us women, so caught up in the fear of aging and the obsession about staying young.
Even more essential than reading the book is to just bask in Perla’s presence. All of us young women of every generation need to bring in our life figures of old women, whether they are real, symbolic, whether we know them or just listen to a podcast… Because these women are here to show us how it’s done, beautifully, joyfully and they’re here to call BS on the obsession over being young.