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Episode 11624th October 2022 • Boomer Banter, Real Talk about Aging Well • Wendy Green
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The year was 1970. The prior year my family had visited Washington and I saw all these young people working on the floor of the Senate. They were Senate pages, and that looked like something I really wanted to do. For some reason, I did not notice that they were all boys.  

In 1970, when I was 16, I wrote to my Senator about being his page. I was told that girls were not allowed to be pages. That started my journey to get the opportunity. Listen as I retell the story and how it evolved with the help of my father. 

Because it was the time of the women's movement, it became a national story. At 16, I had no frame of reference as to how to handle all the attention.

It is a story of triumph and courage and reslilience and overcoming obstacles. I hope you find it meaningful

Episode Takeaways:

1. Don't get stuck in negative messaging

2. Tell yourself your are relevant, you are meaningful, you can and do make a diffrence.

3. Find your voice.

4. Define how you want to be.

Thanks so much for listening.

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