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SXSW 2022

How Gen-X Women Will Save the World

Gen-X women (40-55) grew up in the mixtape era, so we're pros at balancing the tracks of our busy lives: family, work, community, passions. We’ve collaborated & made change for decades: First with DIY/Zine skills, now with books, podcasts, websites, social platforms, storytelling & community events. The latchkey kids are skilled at building the connections the world so desperately needs right now, because we have always needed to be there for one another. We’re not the “look at me” or the “the world is ours” generation. We’re the “someone abandoned the kids & all we have is each other now” generation. The proverbial middle child, GenX plays a key role in facilitating intergenerational healing, justice, & creativity. We know how to reach each other, teach each other, and thrive in midlife.

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Wendi Aarons, Writer, N/A

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Media Industry
  • Track 2 Culture
  • Level: Intermediate
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