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Why I feel so passionately about Fabafterfifty, and women over 50 being valued.


Article by Ceri Wheeldon

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.

Ceri Wheeldon

Ceri is Founder and Editor of Fabafterfifty.co.uk She is a frequent speaker at events and in the media on topics related to women over 50 , including style and living agelessly. With 20+ years experience as a headhunter Ceri also now helps support those looking to extend their working lives.

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  1. Jo Carroll

    February 15, 2012

    These days plenty of us will love to be 100. We can’t dismiss half of our lives just because our hormones have changed. So I’m by your side (though you knew that anyway?)

    • Ceri Wheeldon

      February 15, 2012

      Thank you Jo. I think one in deven of us is likely to live to be 100. 50 years is far too long to sidelined !

  2. Hakikah

    May 14, 2012

    Thank you. I share your views. I am turning 53 and I noticed how women over 50 are treated versus how we really feel, which for me is I’m just getting started on the third chapter of my life! Life is exciting and new!

  3. Carol Hedges

    August 14, 2013

    As one who into the Super after 60 brigade, I’m with you all the way!! Just as busy, just as active, life is just as much fun!! The media has a lot to answer for – we are here and we are NOT going to be Silenced!

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