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Unforgettable: the Over 50 Revolution, Part XII – Xine

Why did you want to participate in Unforgettable: the Over 50 Revolution?

“I’ve made many positive and empowering changes in my life since turning 50, and I wanted to acknowledge that.”

Behind the scenes photos at the start of Xine's photo session for Unforgettable: the Over 50 Revolution - professional hair and makeup styling by Donna Cotnoir
Hair and makeup by Donna Cotnoir

What are your thoughts about women over 50?

“It’s a shame, but I think women over 50 tend to be ignored by society.”

Portrait of a woman wrapped in a blanket and holding a hat
A black and white portrait of a woman wrapped in a blanket, leaning on a stool

How have you changed since you turned 50?

“I am more confident than when I was younger. I have more courage to try new things and step out of my comfort zone from time to time.”

A woman in her 50s, wearing white with a white background and window shadows behind her
A woman in her 50s, smiling, wearing white, with a white background and window shadows
A black and white, closeup portrait of a woman leaning forward

Growing up, did you have any women role models?

“Growing up, I had many female role models. At home, I had my Nana and mother, both very strong, confident women. I attended an all-girls school up until 8th grade, and most of my teachers were women, so I was constantly surrounded by smart, intelligent women.”

two portraits of a woman wearing a brown embroidered dress, cowboy hat, in front of a beige backdrop

What advice would you give to women who are younger than you?

“Be willing to step out of your comfort zone occasionally. You are never too old to start something new.
Don’t look to others to make you happy. Learn how to be happy by yourself. 

Money complicates things, so be sure to understand your finances and always keep your own financial accounts separate.

You can’t make people change, but you can inspire them to change by setting an example.”

A black and white portrait of a woman laughing with her eyes closed, leaning on a chair
Photo of a woman dancing, wrapped in a blanket

What effect would you like to have on the world? 

“I hope through my writing and artwork to bring smiles to the world and share messages of love and hope for our future.”

A photo for the Over 50 Revolution: a black and white portrait of a woman sitting, wrapped in a blanket, and laughing with her eyes closed

Join the Waiting List for a 2023 Booking!

If you are a woman over 50, “the Over 50 Revolution” is for you. It’s for everyone who loves you, and for other women of all ages, to show them that they are worthy, too. I hope you’ll join me in this revolutionary experience. You can find out more HERE.