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  1. From acting to writing. Actress Melanie Chartoff shares her midlife reinvention story

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon I love to share inspirational reinvention stories. Actress Melanie Chartoff talks about her journey from actress to writer and why she truly believes its ‘never too late’, marrying for the first time at 65! Tell us a little about yourself I hail from New Haven, CT, lived in New York City where I began performing on and off Broadway and in nightclubs. I started working bicoastally in Los Angeles in television in my late 20s. I bought my first home here in Los Angeles in 1991, a house built in 1921, with lots of character. It felt from the first moment I stepped inside it like my first real home. Still does, even more so since my brand new husband...
  2. Interview with KeraHealth hair growth system founder Fay Afghahi

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon Thinning hair is a problem faced by many women in midlife and beyond. Fay Afghahi experienced the problem first hand, and founded product range to combat hair loss and promote hair growth. Fay shares the story behind her products with Fab after Fifty.   What is the story behind the KeraHealth brand? The brand really came about quite organically. My experience as Editor In Chief of Elle Arabia had given me a great insight as to what women were looking for in terms of beauty products and also meant that I had the opportunity to try nearly all of the beauty innovations as they launched. I realised that the best results I always seemed to get was when I was supplementing or...
  3. From Ghost to GHOSTE! Following my Passion and Becoming Visible over 50

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    By GHOSTE I know how it feels to be a ghost. An uninvited guest. I felt like one for the better part of half a century. One night soon after I turned 50, I had a dream. I was wearing a hoodie, shrouded in an encompassing, healing blue light. In this dream, I stepped past a piano onto a stage and behind me, the word GHOSTE hovered white and luminous against that blue glow while a voice announced, “Now, introducing GHOSTE.” I woke up. Yes, in every sense of the word. When you experience loss, all the clichés hit you in the face; foremost the one about life not being a dress rehearsal. I didn’t waste a minute in reaching out to gifted producer and friend, Matt Anthony. We met...
  4. Midlife Reinvention: Lorri Delahunty on setting up a vegan business, losing weight and a lot more!

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon   Our latest inspirational ‘Fab Woman’ is Lorri Delahunty, who set up a vegan clothing company in her 50s, lost weight to go down several dress sizes, gave up alcohol…and remarried her ex husband!! Here Lorri talks about her life, philosophy and achievements over 50 Tell us a little about yourself Lorri Delahunty, age 55, married… re-married my ex-husband! After divorcing and being apart for 8 years, we re-found each other. Two children boy 29 who lives in Boston and is married and I have a grandson Jacob and a daughter 26 who is at university in Worcester. What were your main activities before turning 50? I have always been in marketing and about twenty years ago I set up my own agency so...
  5. Midlife Reinvention: Interview with Amanda Weinberg on having her novel published in her 60s

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon Amanda Weinberg shares her story as she followed her dream and published her first novel at the age of 61. A little about Amanda I live in London with my husband and a series of dogs who join us when their owners are away. I have two grown up children who live nearby. I’m a languages teacher by profession and left teaching in the mid 80s to set up my own business, A to Z International sales with a close friend from university.  I have always wanted to write and dabbled when I was younger. I wrote many short stories, two of which were nominated for prizes. Working full time for my own business in advertising sales and events for...
  6. Inspirational Women over 50: Interview with R&B Legend Ruby Turner

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon I felt extremely privileged to have the opportunity to interview R&B legend Ruby Turner MBE. What energy!! Ruby has released 20 solo albums during her career and has worked with some of the biggest names in music including Mick Jagger and Bryan Ferry and Jools Holland  Her latest project is writing and performing the theme song for a new film called The Host. This is what Ruby had to say when I caught up with her during Lockdown.   You’ve had a fabulous career. How did you get started? I have been so fortunate and had an amazing time for more than thirty years with my music, the theatre, acting.  I always found joy in singing and sang in the BBC Arena...
  7. An Interview with Entrepreneur Linda Pilkington, founder of Ormonde Jayne Perfume

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon What drives women to become entrepreneurs? I caught up with Linda Pilkington, founder of Ormonde Jayne perfume to ask her what inspired her to set up her business – and why she has a passion for perfume. What was your first perfume? The first perfume I remember buying for myself was White Musk from Body Shop, but my first expensive perfume was given to me by my mother – it was Madame Rochas – it had been given to her by a male patient as a thank you gift – but my mother felt uncomfortable wearing a perfume given to her by another man, and  so she gave it to me. I loved the bottle – it was a...
  8. Interview with author of My Perfect Sister, Penny Batchelor

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon I love to feature interviews with women who inspire, and also to highlight books that are relevant to our demograhic that I think you will enjoy. Today Penny Batchelor, author of My Perfect Sister talks about the inspiration behind her book, her motivation to start writing, and the role her own disability had to play.   Tell us a little about yourself I live in Warwickshire with my husband Chris. As well as a writer I’m a keen traveller, knitter and a voracious reader! I’m in my mid 40s and it has been a lifelong ambition to become a novelist. When did you start to write? I’ve been writing ever since I learned how to do so. Last year my parents moved house and brought...
  9. Karen Gider shares her midlife reinvention story, overcoming many life hurdles to follow her dream and create a global Face Yoga business

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon Karen Gider shares her ‘Fab Woman’ reinvention journey with the readers of Fab after Fifty.  Overcoming many obstacles in her life, Karen has entered her 50s with the confidence and passion to follow her dreams  and grow her Face Yoga business globally. A little about Karen I am originally a Glasgow girl ,50 years of age, single with 2 boys, age 13 and 17 . What were your main activities ( job, commitments etc) before turning 50? I have had amazing jobs that challenged me as a person .My positions were varied , from a Scottish whisky consultant to a personality and promotional girl. Then onto a prison officer in a HMP prison working in the holistic department and looked after ladies who self- harmed ....
  10. Inspirational: Dr Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka saves gorillas and the community as she breaks new ground and inspires others

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Every now and again you meet somebody, who is so inspirational you know that the encounter will leave a lasting impression.   I had the opportunity to meet and interview Dr Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka on her visit to the UK when she was a finalist in the TUSK awards due to her incredible work with gorillas and a guest speaker at Media Hub. Gladys has dedicated her life to preserving the gorilla population in Uganda. Her 50th birthday is just weeks away. Always passionate about animals ( Gladys set up a wildlife club at school), she trained to be a vet, becoming Uganda’s first  ever dedicated wildlife vet – an achievement she is incredibly proud of – to do as woman – and before any man had achieved this before her….breaking...
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