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Reclaiming & Documenting a Culture of Elderwomen with Anne Marie Vivienne
May 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Demystify the aging feminine perspective of elderhood as you re-connect with the human experience in a talk with Wisdom Anthologies’ own Anne Marie Vivienne. Wisdom Anthologies document elderwomen who live ordinary lives in extraordinary ways to illuminate their everyday wisdom as we reclaim a culture of human connection. As we face an era of ageism and a loneliness epidemic, we turn to listening to the matriarchs who have raised families, nurtured careers, and built communities. Their wisdom of human connection and the human experience has real power to heal generations facing the health, social, and economic risks of social isolation. We reclaim a culture of elderhood as we help families and communities reintegrate elderwomen and their stories into their own narratives. Human connection is the medicine for a generation facing a loneliness epidemic. We make the invisible visible.
Anne Marie Vivienne is a writer and photographer who is interested in the unseen elements of our lives and how they influence our visible and tangible realities. Among many projects, she is the founder of Wisdom Anthologies, a non-profit project that documents elderwomen who often dwell in the shadows deliberately or because they are forgotten. Anne Marie has spent the past two years searching for women willing to come to the surface and be seen in order to preserve their stories, their wisdom. She is currently working on a book proposal of her journeys with women from Guatemala, Spain, Norway, England, and the United States.