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10/22/2018 07:03 pm ET

People Rally Behind Tweet That Proves Women Are Never Too Old To Accomplish Dreams

Writer Aline Brosh McKenna, who co-created “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” inspired many on Twitter after advising women to ask for opportunities.
Aline Brosh McKenna in New York City in 2015. “Put your hand up. Men ask. Ask,” she urged women on Oct. 21.
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Aline Brosh McKenna in New York City in 2015. “Put your hand up. Men ask. Ask,” she urged women on Oct. 21.

You can kick butt at any age.

Or at least that was the sentiment behind screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna’s viral tweet Sunday that told women, especially those who are older, that “you’re not too old” to accomplish your dreams.

McKenna was nearing 40 when she hit it big by adapting the screenplay for 2006’s “The Devil Wears Prada.” Her career took off after that, and she wrote the screenplays for films such as “27 Dresses” and “We Bought a Zoo.” In 2015 she co-created the musical comedy series “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” for which she serves as showrunner and head writer. In 2016 she began directing episodes of the show.

Her rallying cry resonated with many people on Twitter — and some happen to be women who are accomplished in their own right, like Gloria Calderón Kellett, the showrunner for “One Day at a Time” and Tanzina Vega, the host of NPR’s “The Takeaway.”

Coincidentally, actress Jamie Lee Curtis, 59, posted a badass late-in-life accomplishment of her own the same day as McKenna’s tweet.

Thanks for reminding us that it’s never too late, ladies.

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