Lisa Ahmad

Lisa Argrette Ahmad is the author of several, published short stories and essays. She writes primarily about intercultural relationships and gender issues and currently is working on a memoir. A graduate of Wellesley College and Harvard Business School, the author lives in Larchmont NY with her husband and three children.

THE BIG ONE: Together and Still Best Friends


I was about to pass the mid-century mark.  My 50th birthday.  The Big One, as they say. Increasingly, I found myself watching the gentle gullies at the small of my back disappear.   And I was bewildered by how much more attractive I was with mascara and foundation.  Birthdays were starting to feel anti-climatic, surprisingly similar…