What’s different about this overlooked generation: we were the first generations half like our mothers and half like our daughters. Somehow we were expected to carve out meaningful professional identities straight out of college. We were still expected to marry. We were not criticized for being sexually liberated and yet society frowned upon us if we were “too sexually liberated”. Oh, and we were still measured in society by motherhood. Those of us in what I affectionately call the space in-between were the generation of Supermoms/Super-professionals/Super-everything.
We had everything and nothing. We had demanding expectations from society of who we should be and no road map to tell us how to accomplish it. On the exterior we were take charge, beings of unlimited possibilities and newly opened opportunity. Inside, we were as confused and struggling and still trying to please as all generations of women before us.
We are the space in-between our mothers and our daughters. An overlooked group of girls, but important to young women and the marvelous lives of better limitless possibilities they live today.