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Aliya Jasmine smiles at a red carpet event. She has long, dark brown hair that sits over her shoulders. She wears a sleeveless white top with a light-coloured vest on top and a black skirt.

Aliya Jasmine’s Beautiful Reminder: Ageing is a Privilege

Award-winning TV host and environmental journalist Aliya Jasmine is reminding us all that growing older is a beautiful thing – despite what the magazines and big corporations keep telling us!

The 38-year-old who rose to fame as a host on MTV Canada and now regularly appears on NBC News in L.A. has shared a series of photos of herself on Instagram with her hair out – and some visible greying roots.

And guess what? She’s still beautiful. (Swipe to see.)

“Looking older, getting older, feeling older…..instead of letting corporations profit off my insecurities, I’ve actively trained myself to see that in a devastating pandemic, it’s a PRIVILEGE to watch myself age, to be alive another day, and so I’m grateful for all the lines and all the greys,” she captions the gallery.

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Aliya isn’t the only one breaking up our Insta feeds with some refreshing honesty….

Hollywood star Salma Hayek recently described her changing hair colour as the “white hair of wisdom”…

…while former supermodel Paulina Porizkova posted about loving and embracing her nearly 56-years of life, just as she is:

These posts are so important because they not only remind us to be at peace with our changing selves – but they also represent the ageing woman in a world where the ageing woman is….invisible.

We suddenly disappear from the media. We’re either represented as 20 year olds or we’re represented as 80 year olds. There is no in between. We don’t get to see that gradual, beautiful change – the change that reflects some of the best years of our lives. The change where we learn who we really are. ⁣

And the thing is, like Aliya Jasmine implies in her post, so many people 𝘯𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 get to experience that. ⁣

They don’t get to see their hairs turn grey or their wrinkles. ⁣⁣⁣

So despite what the mags may tell you, if you do have greying hair or creases around your eyes or a body that isn’t what it used to be, remember how special that really is. ⁣

(Feature Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock.com)

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