It’s still just a number

Some thoughts by fashion blogger Wendy Nguyen on becoming one year older:

So … I have this fear of revealing my age. Someone once told me that the entertainment industry is ageism (which is true) so letting people know my age will lessen my chances of working with some brands, growing my business, etc. I can understand why he grouped me in the “entertainment industry” category, this was before there was a “content creator/blogger industry” category. Thank goodness I’m not in the entertainment industry!

Spoiler: She reveals.

You may have seen her, from about here down anyway, in this video from last summer.


  1. fillyjonk »

    29 August 2017 · 10:52 am

    She’s still a kid, compared to me.

    Fortunately superannuation is not an issue when you teach.

  2. Holly H »

    29 August 2017 · 11:34 am

    I can’t believe Baby Boomers can’t get together and fix ageism. We outnumber them all!

  3. fillyjonk »

    29 August 2017 · 12:25 pm

    though tbh, I’m able to be more chill about what number my age is than about what number my dress size is. (I suppose if I think of it as “you wear a dress 1/3 the size of your age” I might feel better)

  4. McG »

    29 August 2017 · 12:47 pm

    We Boomers have done such a wonderful job fixing everything else…

  5. CGHill »

    29 August 2017 · 1:39 pm

    Then again, you don’t want to go up a size every six years just to maintain a ratio.

  6. fillyjonk »

    29 August 2017 · 4:22 pm

    I sure as hell don’t. I’m hoping to maintain this one or maybe even drop back one or two. (So in another not-so-many years I can say “my size is 1/5 my age”)

  7. ETat »

    30 August 2017 · 5:51 am

    Couldn’t help but LOL reading one of the commenters “you’re so vulnerable and brave revealing your age”
    One might think she was 53, not 35!

  8. Holly H »

    30 August 2017 · 9:39 am

    McG– you gotta point there.

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