AAFCA Roundtable Series: a chat with author and life coach Nina Lorez Collins

“Aging has a wonderful beauty and we should have respect for that.” Eartha Kitt

It was a great pleasure to join the AAFCA family and chat with Nina Lorez Collins, writer, author of the popular novel What Would Virginia Woolf Do?: And Other Questions I Ask Myself as I Attempt to Age Without Apology, podcaster of the show Raging Gracefully, life coach and creator of the website The Woolfer – a community-driven site of women, age 40 plus, where the art of aging is discussed, social parties are had, and support for navigating mid-life and beyond is shared.

Ms. Collins was gracious enough to join the roundtable and discuss everything from her familial and personal relationships, to her motivations in creating a safe space that older women could occupy in the digital world.

During the chat, I mentioned that her early life, specifically her relationship with her late mother – poet, playwright, writer, filmmaker, director, civil rights activist, and educator Kathleen Collins – was reminiscent of the 2020 film The Photograph – and you will definitely want to take a listen to her response to that observation.

Watch the MMT video edit below, and the full video on The AAFCA Channel on YouTube here.

You can also click the hyperlinks above to follow Ms. Lorez Collins’s podcast, purchase her book and join The Woolfer community – the latter is offering a special 30-day free trial and a $20 membership for the subsequent year.

Until next thought, Thomasena

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