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May 20, 2022

Raging Gracefully: All About The Girlfriend from AARP

Girlfriend Power is everything.

Anyone who’s ever borrowed a tampon from a stranger in a women’s bathroom knows the special nature of the female support system.

Nina Collins in conversation with Shelley Emling, the editor of The Girlfriend from AARP.

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About Shelley: 

Shelley Emling is the editor of The Girlfriend and is also AARP's Executive Editor, Specialized Content. Previously she worked for Cox Newspapers as a London-based foreign correspondent covering Europe for nearly 10 years and a Miami-based foreign correspondent covering the Caribbean and Latin America for three years. She's also the author of five books. More info can be found at shelleyemling.com. On a personal note, she has two sons and one daughter and absolutely loves to travel.

Specialized Content includes AARP’s various free weekly e-newsletters for different audiences:

  • Launched nearly five years ago, The Girlfriend is aimed at Gen-X women.
  • Sisters From AARP is an e-newsletter that celebrates Black women.
  • The Ethel is aimed at women over 60.
  • And The Arrow is for Gen-X men.

Shelley also oversees the newsletters’ various social channels including a closed Facebook group, The Girlfriend Book Club, with over 41,000 members.

With nearly 500,000 subscribers, The Girlfriend was built on the belief that Girlfriend Power is everything. Anyone who’s ever borrowed a tampon from a stranger in a women’s bathroom knows the special nature of the female support system.

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