In the absence of accurate and positive language to describe ourselves we decided to create our own. What follows are the first entries in The Ripenists’ Lexicon.
We’d love to add to it, so please share your suggestions with us here.
The Ripenists’ Lexicon
ripenette, n. 1. a morsel of wisdom provided by a Ripenist
ripening, n. 1. the thoughts and wisdom of a Ripenist expressed verbally or in writing. 2. the natural experience of maturing as life progresses cf. forced ripening being catapulted by life events to ripen before one feels ready to do so
ripenism, n. 1. an ideology with the goal of supporting smart, self-aware midlife women to make their second half deliberately delicious. 2. a word or saying peculiar to Ripenists
ripenist, n. 1. a smart, self-aware midlife woman
ripenista, n. 1. a Ripenist (smart, self-aware midlife woman) committed to making her second half deliberately delicious
ripenists, n. 1. the community of Ripenists (smart, self-aware midlife women)
ripe-issed, adj. 1. anger, annoyance, indignation, in relation to the experience of being a Ripenist