On episode 5 of Growing Bolder, our host Linda Robson welcomes FabAfterFifty founder and ageism activist Ceri Wheeldon. 61-year-old Ceri has dedicated her life to helping people redefine what it means to be 50. Ceri talks about her first-hand experiences with ageism in the workplace and the chain of events that inspired her to help women over 50 be fabulous.
FabAfterFifty is a safe space where women can share a laugh, inspire each other and feel comfortable expressing their concerns. It’s all about lifting each other up and most importantly, being fabulous. The FabAfterFifty community is made up of experts and guest contributors sharing information on everything from health and finance, fitness and diet, style, careers, and social issues faced by older women. There are also lots of inspirational interviews with women who ‘re-launched’ their lives after 50.
This week, Linda and Ceri discuss some of the positive aspects of ageing such as being less self-conscious and being better equipped to handle stressful situations. They also discuss the importance of the positive representation of older women in the media.
Following the realisation that many women feel invisible after turning 50, Ceri is teaching us why it’s important to live life to the full, even after that milestone birthday. She also talks about challenging outdated representations of older women in the media. Linda Robson discusses how the older panellists on Loose Women make the show even more interesting.
Tune in to find out what advice Ceri gives Linda for older ladies looking to define their own unique style as she shares her fashion tips and tricks for looking your very best after 50. Ceri also gives Linda advice on how to cope with empty nest syndrome by using the opportunity to do something positive.
To hear the full episode, find us on your favourite podcast app or click here for more information about how to listen. Don’t forget to tune in to Growing Bolder next week for Episode 6, when Linda will be joined by Alternative Ageing founder Suzie Grant. Suzie is known for her unique vintage style and her positive attitude. She’s a broadcaster, author and blogger with a difference.