We all have at times sensed that our opinions and our ideas don’t matter now that we’re middle-aged women. For women of color, that feeling is often doubly intense. Gail Dudley explains how this happens—despite good intentions—and how to move ahead.
For 49 years, she minded her manners and did what was expected of her. But suddenly on her 50th birthday, Gail Dudley broke into new territory.