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Unsigned
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Are you a blogger or writer aged 40 or over with an unsigned (anonymous) post you’d like us to consider for publication? An unsigned post is where your identity is not published. Open to registered members only, you can register here. Related reading: Introducing Post-40 Bloggers Unsigned
Post40Bloggers - depressed woman dressed in grey
This morning I burst into tears. I have a history of depression, I have managed to cope with major life changes without resorting to tablets and I am proud of this. However, this morning I was reading my timeline on Twitter and I just burst into tears. I’d had a...
Post40Bloggers - worried woman on phone
This week has been overwhelming. As I write, I am home alone enjoying a moments peace to reflect on… well, to reflect on everything. I have my own blog, but what I’m frantically trying to get out of my mouth is far too personal to include on mine. I need my...
Post40Bloggers - Anonymous woman in boxing gloves
In response to our writing prompt No. 42 (‘Fight or Flight’), this is a heartfelt, unsigned post from a beleaguered teacher who turned her back on a much loved profession. The coulda, woulda, shouldas haunt her still. She chose flight, but constantly replays the what-ifs had she decided to stay...
Black woman crying
At school, my white best friend and I would often go to his house to listen to music and generally hang out. We had been friends through middle school, to high school to first jobs. We were close. And the incident today reminds me of the time I went to...
Soldier holding young daughter's hand
In response to our writing prompt - 'Change your name and discuss your choice,' our unsigned blogger has given us a powerful piece on a daughter's changing relationship with a parent. Ed I am The Enemy. You know I’m the enemy now don’t you? I can see it in your eyes. You’re...
Mother soothing child
When we have children a part of us thinks they will be small forever, but we know deep down that we will be sending them off into the big wide world soon enough and it is our job to equip them as best we can. But at some point...
Motorway
My mum is dying. She’s not had a bad innings – she’s 88 - but she’s recently been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer (after months of the NHS telling her it was diabetes, but that’s another story). Since she won’t be around much longer, we wanted to go and pay...
Curriculum Vitae or resume
After my husband died, I took one for the team. The family team. With two children to keep on track and focussed, the late nights at the office, which often ran headlong into the early morning starts at the office, had to stop. We had to somehow become a...
Woman on bench and teddy bear
The relationship I have with my own mother is fraught sometimes. She can be quite selfish, often frustrating, thoughtless and critical (but then so can I sometimes). Things have never become so bad that we have cut ties completely (although we came close with her silence and lack of...
Post40Bloggers Unsigned gold and silver masks
Had it existed, I would definitely have written down some of my breast cancer drama in an un-signed space on Post-40 Bloggers. What would be your reason to write a post for Post-40 Bloggers Unsigned? It doesn't matter, it's here as and when you need it. Bear in mind, though, publication...
Absentee parent and graduating daughter
As a single parent, it's galling when after years of coping, an absentee parent turns up when the kids (by your hard work) are raised and accomplished. Sharing the responsibility of raising children after a divorce is perhaps one of the most difficult aspects of the situation. Regardless of what...
Mysterious woman with covered face
We welcome our members submitting some posts they would rather not sign - hence Post-40 Bloggers Unsigned headed by our lovely Editor, Lara (@APluckyHeroine) who blogs at Life and Love in London. And even the most feisty and fearless among us (publish and be damned and all that), sometimes have a full...