Jeannie Ralston

Jeannie Ralston is the editor and co-founder of NextTribe.com, a digital magazine for women over 45, and the author of the memoir The Unlikely Lavender Queen. She’s written for the New York Times, National Geographic, and almost every woman’s magazine known to the universe.

Who Are You Calling Invisible?

Scientists have a term for it: symbolic annihilation. Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tina Fey and Amy Schumer, in a viral video, call it being "unfuckable." More buttoned-up folks simply describe it as "being invisible." I was prepared for the fact that older women get the Casper-the-ghost treatment in our overarching culture obsessed...

Career pivot to “Gay Matchmaker”

What keeps life interesting is the frisson of the unexpected, the you-can’t-make-this-up quality that sometimes stops us in our tracks. If you were to imagine a gay matchmaker, it’s a pretty safe bet your mind would conjure up an older gay man in the heart of the West Village. The...