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Podcast: Being a Cougar While Pretending to Be “Younger”

Podcast: Being a Cougar While Pretending to Be “Younger”

Lying about your age to land a job is the fun that I needed – and I can definitely relate.

Younger on TV Land is my new TV show obsession. It isn’t that fantastic, especially since the protagonist, Liza, who is pretending to be 20-something looks nothing like a millennial (come on, 40 year old! You’re not fooling me!). But, after binge watching The Handsmaid Tale, I needed some lighthearted TV. Lying about your age to land a job at a publishing house is the fun that I needed – and I can definitely relate.

When I had Evan I had a tough time transitioning from freelance writer and creative to full-time employee. I wanted to and needed to as my freelance work had dried up and, honestly, I needed to get the fuck out of Dodge. (That be full-time mommyhood and my small ass apartment.) But I could not find work anywhere. As a professional writer and artist with over 10 years experience, I was either overqualified or too old to “fit in” with the newest dating trends, a content matter I have written about my entire adult life.

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While facing this conundrum and feeling stuck, I realized two things: 1) it’s much more challenging finding a job when you’re a vieja, and 2) I had to switch gears. I couldn’t lie about my age like Liza (although I look younger than Liza) but I could return to education (my former career) and continue to create right here on this platform, which I have honed and grown for 8 years. So, yah, Liza and I are a lot alike; we even date younger men.

Yup. I used to be a cougar (ok…maybe a cub) like Liza is on the show. And I talk a little bit more on this episode of Love Sujeiry: Talk Served Raw. Plus, is kissing super important or can you get it on without a spectacular smooch? This and more on Love Sujeiry: Talk Served Raw! Press play, listen and subscribe!

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Sujeiry is a natural storyteller, dynamic radio show host and the proud CEO of LoveSujeiry.com. She's been at this digital media and content creation game for 15 plus years and pours her heart and soul onto LoveSujeiry.com - the only site for Latinas on all things love. After realizing there was a void in the love/relationship Latina media market, she took matters into her own hands and became the go-to sex and relationship expert on Latinx platforms. The former sex and relationship expert on Latina.com works diligently and passionately to encourage women of color to be their authentic selves as they navigate all things love.

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