Denise Drysdale makes it impossible to keep a straight face. The iconic entertainer, who’s channelled her madcap, bone dry brand of humour through our TV screens for the last five decades is against the scourge of seriousness that’s engulfing the country – reminding us we all need to muck around a little more.
Retirement means different things to different people. For some older women, it can be the reward for a lifetime of hard work, the time for holidays, to explore new pursuits and spend time with family, while for others it can feel like a loss of identity, or simply too much time to think. One of the latter, Beverley Streater found that retirement, initially, offered more challenges than rewards.
Former Masterchef contestant Benita Orwell overcame ageism and personal adversity to land herself a spot on the internationally acclaimed reality cooking programme. She hopes that her story will inspire more women over fifty to follow their dreams not in spite of their age, but because of it.
F or Chinese-Australian artist Lindy Lee, it was never a question of being an artist, but more the process of creating became vital to defining her sense of self. One of Australia’s foremost contemporary artists, Lindy’s work, which covers painting, sculpture, installation, and more recently, public art projects, is a frequent introspection on her heritage and the influence of Taoist and Buddhist philosophy.
Suzi Grant spent her career years in the fast lane, living and working hard as a TV journalist in eighties London. As the long hours, late nights and increasing need to compete with younger faces and blonder hair grew tiresome, Suzi decided it was time to trade the Old Smoke for the creativity and sea-breeze of coastal Brighton.
Retraining as a Nutritionist, she made a promise to herself to make the most of her golden years, and never again feel the threat of invisibility. Now with three books under her belt, Suzi has created the popular blog Alternative Ageing – a healthy blend of nutrition, style, humour, and adventure.
Broad is the premier publication dedicated to the life, style and beauty needs of mature Australian women. We put women aged 50-plus centre stage, to disrupt the stereotype of ageing through quality journalism and a design lens that embraces the beauty of being older.
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