The Daughter of Disco


I had plastic surgery last week.

I cut up my credit cards.

Henry Youngman

When I asked what era she would love to relive, this Goddess was clear:  the 80’s and Studio 54.   Oh, the glamour, the music, the costumes, the parties full of high hopes and high living!  Studio 54 was a Manhattan cocoon that bred a relatively sheltered party world before paparazzi, Youtube, Twitter, Facebook made celebrities too paranoid to mingle.   What used to be an enclave for dressing differently to say “Look at me!” is now drowned out by reality TV.

I love how this Goddess is an open book freely relating her evolving life adventures, her fierce love for her puppy, and her faith in medical miracles to enhance a woman’s looks.    I love a woman who survives tough times yet prevails with a kind and open heart as she reinvents herself.   From constant all night partying in her youth, she is pleased with her very simple nightlife now:   watching TV and sleeping early.  After undergoing a procedure early this year, she ‘s thrilled to see her how these portraits have turned out “Beyond amazing!”  Well aware that other women can judge us harshly for the choices we make, this Goddess has no illusions and says, “Nothing you do to change your face and body will change how you feel inside.”

Click on “Leave a Comment” (above left) to share what makes you feel happy already.

© Sharon Birke
Text 201 697 1947
Photography for the Goddess in Every Wife & Mother
Makeup by Wendy Boiardi

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jill Martin
    Oct 25, 2012 @ 10:23:32

    Wow Sharon, love these! Beautiful photography, but what I love even more is how gracefully and lovingly you presented her story. The choice to avail ourselves to all that is possible is so personal, and I do think the best results come when one is loving oneself inside and out. I applaud this Goddess for her openness and standing in what is right for her. Just gorgeous!!!


    • Powerful Goddess Photography
      Oct 25, 2012 @ 13:56:18

      Thanks so much for the love, Jill! One of the great rewards of my work is being blessed by the wisdom of these inspiring women and sharing their life lessons.


  2. Stephanie Popper
    Oct 25, 2012 @ 22:01:38

    I love these photos so much my words cannot express how wonderful they make me feel and (look).I think perhaps the best pics that have been taken of me and I am 50 so WOW!!!! Thank You Thank You
    Much Love,


    • Powerful Goddess Photography
      Oct 25, 2012 @ 23:07:10

      YUM–you should see me beaming as I do a happy (disco) dance reading your rave, Stephanie!

      Thank you so much for trusting me to do great work capturing your beauty and spirit in pictures and words. What a perfect celebration and welcome to the best that’s yet to come in your life!



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