Whenever I meet anyone or speak on the phone about Fabafterfifty, I am always told the same thing: “You seem really passionate about what you do”.
They’re right, I am.
I am absolutely determined that women should not be set aside just for reaching a milestone birthday. We have every right to live full lives, have careers, travel and follow our dreams at any age- being over 50 does not mean we should be denied opportunities.
Most women over 50 are not ‘slowing down’ as it is commonly perceived. We’re getting bolder as we age. We have the confidence gained from 50 years of life experience. We’re feisty, tenacious. We want to try new things, or resurrect old dreams and interests which were put on hold while we were raising families or launching careers.
We’re not giving up on life just because we’ve had a 50th birthday
We’re not giving up on life. We’re living it to the full.
My passion comes from wanting to change perceptions. 50 is far from old. We need to make sure that society, media, and employers change their mindsets to see the energy , vitality and wisdom today’s 50plus women can bring.
Fabafterfifty is not just about looking good, Fabafterfifty is about living fabulously in all areas of our lives. It’s about living life to the full, embracing change, moving forward. Celebrating the best half of life together. It’s about being valued for the contribution we make as individuals and collectively.
If Fabafterfifty can provide the platform for women over 50 to air their views, share their experiences, highlight our visibility, then I will hopefully help to change perceptions.
We’re feisty, flourishing, and above all fabulous. We just need the rest of society to recognise that.
Fabafterfifty is just playing a tiny part in redefining perceptions of Life after 50.