The Jen Marples Show

What Buffy the Vampire Slayer Can Teach Us About Midlife with Elisa Camahort Page, BlogHer Co-Founder

November 09, 2023 Jen Marples Episode 138
The Jen Marples Show
What Buffy the Vampire Slayer Can Teach Us About Midlife with Elisa Camahort Page, BlogHer Co-Founder
Show Notes

I’m talking with one of my favorite people today, Elisa Camahort Page, the co-founder of BlogHer and prolific podcaster, speaker, writer, and consultant. Elisa tells it like it is - she said “I’m here to be helpful, not argue with strangers on the internet.” And, that my friends, is Elisa!

We talk about our nuanced experiences in midlife, the challenges of aging parents, career pivots, navigating menopause, defining success, creating communities, the importance of boundaries, and so much more!

Elisa Camahort is an entrepreneur, writer, speaker, and consultant best known as the co-founder and COO of global women’s media company BlogHer and co-author of Road Map for Revolutionaries: Resistance, Activism, and Advocacy for All. She hosts The Op Ed Page podcast and newsletter on Substack.

We also dig into one of her favorite TV shows, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and how we can learn some midlife lessons from Buffy herself. You’ve got to trust us here - Buffy has many lessons! Elisa delivers an entire keynote about Buffy’s life lessons to companies so she knows of what she speaks! 

Elisa and I discuss:

  • The distinction between networks and communities when looking for connection.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer as a cultural phenomenon and personal inspiration. 
  • The importance of acknowledging both the "lows" and "highs" of midlife.
  • Balancing content consumption & surrounding oneself with positive influences.
  • Understanding the societal pressure to strive for big goals and success constantly.
  • Flexibility, optionality, and living authentically.

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