I became obsessed with all these women who die never feeling they did anything extraordinary with their lives.
My grandmother was energetic and fearless - a talented poet and songwriter. She was also interested in chemistry and history and medicine, taking care of the people in her hacienda in Mexico, delivering babies. She could have become anything, but this was the 1930s, and she was forced into an arranged marriage.
The thought of somebody pulling and cutting around my face gives me stomach ache. Plastic surgery would be so painful. What if it doesn't look good? What if they made a mistake? I couldn't do it.
Beauty products always cheer me up and give me hope. If it makes you feel pretty, why not?
Tansy Rayner Roberts
Charles Tennyson Turner