Woman feels that Botox is necessary to remain to be viewed positively by others
“[My experience of ageism involves] constantly being given the cold shoulder, ignored, condescended to and excluded [by younger females in their 30s]. This is not an isolated incident, but on-going. I am still trying to determine whether it is ageism or whether it is just dislike or bullying.
[This makes me feel] sad, upset, excluded, not part of the family, not good enough, not wanted, not approved, annoyed, angry.
[Consequently] I am not looking forward to ageing and want to do all I can to maintain youthful appearance, through holistic well being (and, maybe Botox down the line). My partner is happy with the way I look and does not want me to do this. But if they didn't know how old I am, (and, I do not look my age and could pass for 10 years younger) .... [perhaps ageism would be reduced].”