Article by Ceri Wheeldon
On Fab after Fifty we love to highlight real women over 50 who have reinvented their lives and inspire others. I have been incredibly privileged to meet, either online, or in person, some incredible women for this section of the website.
Just to show that women over 50 are far from invisible, and not sitting in rocking chairs, I have pulled together a list of 10 of the inspirational women we have featured so far. If you think you, or someone you know, should be featured as a ‘Fabwoman’, please get in touch ! (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Meanwhile, here are 10 inspirational women changing perceptions of women over 50.
Mariam – overcoming illness and publishing 3 successful novels in her 50s.
Debi – relocating, becoming a children’s entertainer and climbing mountains to raise money for charity.
Judy – relocation, changing career to become a celebrant and working hard to improve the lives of those with dementia.
Christyne – going to university in her 60s , winning beauty contests and starting a new career in modelling.
Pauline – setting up a charity to make young women more ‘breast aware’ following her own experience with breast cancer,
Edna – changing her own attitude towards fitness and becoming a fitness instructor in her 60s.
Maria – learning to ski after losing her sight.
Ena – winning a black belt in martial arts in her 80s.
Marina – rekindling her love of music and becoming a winning composer.
Rachel – acquiring the digital skills she needed to present her plays to a wider audience.