Comedienne Roseanne joins a growing list of female celebrities who have been inducted into the Baby Boomer Diva Web of Fame.
“It’s so exciting to showcase fellow baby boomer women who are on the move and making a difference,” says baby boomer author Beverly Mahone, who came up with the idea to create the Diva Web of Fame. “I want the world to know we’re still alive and doing well, despite what anyone may think.” The veteran radio and television journalist says she believes her industry is primarily responsible for creating the negative images of older women. “Hollywood and the media want us to believe you have to be young and drop dead gorgeous with a mind-blowing chest in order to achieve success. I contend you can change that attitude by changing the perception. When we start to see frequent images of sophisticated, classy, hard-working and multi-talented older females in television, movies and magazines, I am convinced those old stereotypes will start to fade away. Mahone, author of the book Whatever! A Baby Boomer’s Journey into Middle Age, believes some folks are simply intimidated by the maturity and wisdom of an older woman who has learned not to take any unnecessary crap like she may have when she was younger.
In addition to Roseanne, Actresses Deidre Hall, Diane Keaton, Vanessa Williams and R & B Singers Natalie Cole and Jaisun McMillian join a wonderful group of women who make up the Baby Boomer Diva Web of Fame. You can view the list by visiting Ms. Mahone’s website: http://www.enjoyyourmenopause.com.
Mahone smiles and says, “I want everyone to know that being 40 and over doesn’t mean we’re lost our stride. We’ve just made prime time baby!”