Today marks the launch of the first annual Fierce 50 Campaign. As women over 50, we are coming together in a supportive collaborative community to honor and celebrate one another and to share with the world what it means to be a woman at midlife and beyond. Through this collaboration, each woman has developed a unique bond with their blog partners, opening their hearts and sharing their stories.In building authentic connections and relationships, we are forming a community of women who have within them over half a century of life experience and wisdom to share. We are joining together as one to begin shifting a worldwide perception of this demographic. We are here to show the world how powerful we are together and that we are only truly just beginning.
Today is the 50th day of the year and the idea behind The Fierce 50 Campaign was to unite 50 bloggers who are over 50 to celebrate this time in our lives. Since then our numbers have grown to well over 50 bloggers, and since if would be almost impossible to highlight every blogger on each of our posts, we instead are paired with one blogger.Today I am paired with Nina Bandoni from Sharing A Journey. A quick telephone call to Nina showed me that even though we had never met we have a lot in common. Besides our age, we are both extremely busy ladies. Nina volunteers in her community and has even served as a City Commissioner! Like a lot of women our age, Nina is having to come to grips with the “empty nest” since her daughter is leaving for college.Nina is personable and open to “Sharing” her journey through the ups and downs of finding yourself alone after 25 years of marriage. Reinventing your life takes courage. I was inspired by her story and that she dared to dream of a different life for herself. I started reading her stories and then I started watching her videos on YouTube. Her fashion videos are fabulous but she also has some on makeup and beauty. After talking with Nina about her videos I came away with a new found interest in doing videos myself.Inspiration. Nina inspired me to step outside my comfort zone and spread my wings into an area that I am not comfortable in and I gave her tips for growing her blog and Instagram. I look forward to a friendship with Nina that will hopefully continue to grow. Make sure you check out Nina’s blog and YouTube channel and be sure to tell her that Tania spoke highly of her.Isn’t this the cutest illustration of Nina and myself? The talented Beth Briggs was kind enough to do illustrations for us. We supplied her with a photo and she was able to create this wonderful concept.
Noted sports journalist and an over 50 woman, Hannah Storm participated in a phone interview.If you have enjoyed reading this blog post and learning more about The Fierce 50 Campaign, please visit this page http://catherinegraceo.com/fierce-50-campaign/ to see an archive where you will find each of the women that are participating in The Fierce 50 along with their blog posts. If you or someone you know is interested in either joining or supporting the movement, please contact [email protected] for more information. We have lots more planned for this year and beyond so, stay tuned everyone.