50 What, 50 Who Mission Statement:
Empowering women at every age to stand proud and live their best life, demonstrating to future generations of women that age is just an energy and every day is a gift.
How does it feel to be 50?
It feels like starting anew, a rebirth of life, and I welcome it with open arms. So excited to see what this new chapter brings.
Tell us about your campaign.
It is a movement of developing sisterly love around the world – engaging women through the power of voice and community engagement.
How do you manage being single?
Through self-love and improvement, I have gained the confidence to be patient and wait for the right individual in my life. For now, I enjoy it for what it is worth and do the things I love, while being open to new experiences and people in my life.
What happened to inspire you to become liberated?
My life experiences of becoming a single mom at 18, finding the love of my life and losing him, and the loss of others dear to me has taught me how life can change in a blink of an eye and has inspired me to motivate others to live life to the fullest.
What advice would you give to someone who is struggling with getting older?
We all have to go through it – it is a mind over matter situation – and you should look at it as a blessing to have another day, another year. Age is just an energy, you are only as old as you feel. Like fine wine, we get better with time.
What has been the most challenging thing you had to overcome?
Suffering a number of losses in a short amount of time, from losing a brother and stepson, within a year apart from cancer and then losing the love of my life to a senseless shooting on Memphis highway on his motorcycle. It is not something you can overcome, but something you have to renew your mind to live your new normal since your old life no longer exists.
What does success look like for you?
To see that I have been able to reach out to women in all walks of life and all ages, to make a difference in how they view themselves so they can accept change and actualize their dreams.
Given your energy perspective, what can the world expect from you?
Anyone that meets me will see how I manifest positive energy, love, and compassion in my daily life.