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Feeling Invisible? Wanna Tell Oprah?

 Here at Oops50, we received notification from the Oprah Winfrey show (yes, we are on her people’s radar!!!) that they are going to do a show on the subject of women feeling “invisible” with age.  They wanted us to tell our “Beautiful Women over 50” readers, in case someone feels this subject speaks directly to her and would like to go on television to talk about it.  The application process involves writing your story (2000 words or less) and uploading your picture.  Here’s the description from their website posting:   

 Were you the beauty queen or always the prettiest girl in the room – and now that you’re losing your looks, you feel you’ve lost your sense of self?  Did you always rely on your beauty to get what you wanted?  Without your looks, do you feel like you have nothing to fall back on?  Were you always able to coast on your looks and never had to work hard to get a job or to do well in school?  Maybe you felt like you didn’t have to be smart or develop other skills because you were pretty?  Was all the male attention you received a big part of your self worth and identity?  Do you often think back on how easy life was for you when you were a knockout?  Do you now feel invisible when you were once the center of attention?  Perhaps now that you no longer feel as beautiful, you feel you have lost your self-worth or self-esteem?  Are you or someone you know terrified of losing your looks?  Are you having a hard time aging?  Are you obsessed with looking gorgeous and feel that without your looks, you are struggling to find your purpose in life?  Have you had plastic surgery to try to look how you did in your twenties?  If you are a woman who is coping with losing the one thing you always relied on – your looks – we want to hear from you.  Please tell us your story. 
If you are interested in applying, here’s the link:
https://www.oprah.com/ownshow/plug_form.html?plug_id=4423291
But keep in mind, don’t apply unless you are “willing to appear on television!”