Karen has been following my “Make It Possible Campaign” about why wearing jeans and being 50+ is fabulous. Karen is 53 and loving life her life. She has found empowerment, sharing with us positivity, laughter and love after experiencing a traumatic physical attack that could have ended her life. These are her words:
” I am a woman of faith. I am a Mum, daughter, sister, Aunty, Grandmother, friend and work collegue. I am also a survivor of a particularly violent domestic violence assult.
My tattoos are a self-expression. At the time, I wanted something beautiful on the outside as I felt darkness on the inside and they are part of my journey.
In the past 15 months, I have moved on physically, emotionally and spiritually. Domestic violence can impact many women and men too, any age and any creed. Life can be a beautiful thing and it is never too late to start again.
..And older ladies, wear your jeans and wear them proudly.
I would like to thank Shar for her creativity and having a platform for women to both celebrate us, as older women and to share our stories.