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Transcript ^ork side of 30 Dear PBT Staff: What is this "dark side of 30" shit? I am 48 and I'm not on the dark side of anything except the minds of people suffering from ageism. Are you too on the youth and beauty kick? I hardly expected to find this kind of bullshit in a periodical such as yours and suggest you discuss it, re-think it, and if you get your heads cleared—retract it. Otherwise best wishes. -Liza W. Dear Liza: The phrase "dark side of 30" was not meant to be synonymous with "over the hill". It was perhaps an unfortunate choice of words, but the intent was to help convey the image of the older woman who came out at a period of time that was socially and culturally arid for the lesbian. Like fine wine, I think we improve with age. I'm 40 and am opening new doors in my life all the time. We never outgrow growing. I wish I could say ageism doesn't exist. Regrettably, it does. Ageism is all in our heads, put there by society's negative brainwash. We have to counteract this with positive thoughts about ourselves and our place in time. The following portion of a letter we received is an example of such affirmative thinking. -Phyllis Dear Women of Pointblank Times'. I really think I want to write to Phyllis, because she and I are both on the "dark side of 30". However, I'm damned glad to be my age...I think it is a monument to endurance. Like Phyllis, I went through growing up gay when it was not at all chic to do that. I feel things getting better through the spirit and honesty and courage of the younger women and perhaps the perseverance of us old folks. -Mary We are glad to see the subject of ageism come up. The PBT staff has kicked around the idea of exploring the topic in a future issue. Perhaps these letters will spark some response from other readers who have thoughts and experiences to share. If so, send them to PBT. Use any form of expression you choose—a letter, poem, short story, essay, drawing, cartoon, etc. Let's have some more feedback on ageism. Dear Sisters at Pointblank Times: Welcome back into the community. We need you, all of us out here (the ungrateful and penniless lesbians who let you almost die once before). Living in and out of closets we have created for ourselves, we need you to give us a hand to hold and a boost up the ladder. We need you to add another link in the circle of our lives. Don't let us forget each other's struggles and each other's glories. We need you so we can need each other. Don't go away again. -Lynn P.S. Love the calendar, Kiki! a