Women and Aging: An Anthology by Women

Edited by Jo Alexander, Debbie Berrow, Lisa Domitrovich,

Margarita Donnelly, and Cheryl McLean, et al.

The perfect holiday or birthday gift for the favorite old woman in your life—and the first anthology to address ageism from a feminist perspective. A stunning resource, Women and Aging includes work by Ursula K. Le Guin, Tee Corrine, Kathleen Alcalá, and Meridel LeSueur.



“A gorgeous and glorious celebration of older women and becoming one.” —Feminist Bookstore News

“Many mature, vigorous or mischievous voices.” —New York Times Book Review

“A jewel of consciousness, clarity, empowering, and enrichment. Beautiful to hold, contemplate, read, and reflect on.” —Robin Morgan

“Strong Stuff from Old Women.... The anthology makes old women visible with positive images, close attention and space to show their world.” —Library Journal

“[The] authors in this book…challenge us to value our unique selves, to insist on our dignity and humanity…. Don’t miss any of Women and Aging.” —Sojourners

Women and Aging is the only anthology where old women discuss their own lives and visions, display their own arts, and present their own finely reasoned essays on aging and ageism. It is an exacting, empowering, ground-breaking work. As an old woman, I am deeply grateful to CALYX.” —Izzie Harbaugh, Mother Kali's Books

Women and Aging was the first book I read when I began designing classes and workshops for aging women.… I tell women in my groups that it is the best thing they can buy, if they can only buy one book. I read it over and over again.” —Ruth Raymond Thone, author of Women and Aging: Celebrating Ourselves


Jo Alexander was a Board member and Editorial Collective member of CALYX and a Managing Editor at Oregon State University Press; Debbie Berrow was the Art Editor; Lisa Domitrovitch was the Managing Editor, Margarita Donnelly is the Director; and Cheryl McLean, a CALYX editor since 1979, is currently the CALYX Designer.