Libbi Gorr is one of Australia’s most iconic broadcasters. Working across radio and television she is widely known for the creation of the 90’s it-girl and football tragic, Elle McFeast, and has been at the forefront of Australia political and social commentary ever since. Casey Rafferty caught up with Libbi recently to chat balance, ‘leaning-in’ and the Gen-X sandwich.
June Norman was a good girl who always did what she was told. But all that changed when she hit her 60s. Now the 76-year-old great-grandmother is a convicted criminal who is using her age as a weapon to influence environmental and social change, Selise McLaggan writes.
Increasingly, women over fifty are turning to alternative, supplementary income streams such as Airbnb, to assist with the rising cost of living. As a result, mature women are the fastest growing segment in this unique hosting community, and are often the highest-rated hosts on the platform. Our own Airbnb aficionado, Nadine Cresswell-Myatt takes a look at some of the benefits of becoming an Airbnb host, and the many ways it is empowering older women financially.
Dorrie Jacobson shot to internet stardom with the creation of her blog Senior Style Bible. The 83-year-old retired Playboy Bunny, model and make-up artist fed up with the portrayal of mature women in the media and fashion magazines, and wanting to create a platform that celebrated older women and offered a more modern approach to fashion and ageing stylishly.
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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