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Eight Inspirational Quotes by Eight Female Legends for International Women’s Day

  • Don’t get confused by my personality and my attitude. My personality is who I am, my attitude depends on who you are. Jane Russell
  • You have to embrace getting older, life is precious and when you’ve lost a lot of people you realise life is a gift. Meryl Streep
  • Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. Cicely Tyson
  • I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that. Lauren Bacall
  • Always be a first rate version of yourself. Audrey Hepburn
  • I’m a feminist. I’ve been a feminist for a long time now. It’d be stupid not to be on my own side. Maya Angelou
  • Wear what you want. What’s the worst that can happen? Iris Apfel
  • I raise up my voice – not so I can shout but so that those without a voice can be heard. We cannot succeed when half of us are held back. Malala Yousafzai

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Carole Ludlow

I was terrified of going through the menopause and whilst I glided through relatively unscathed, I didn't entirely escape its attempts to knock me down I firmly believe there is a positive side the menopause and to being an older woman in the 21st century. In my fifties I trained as a fitness instructor, which I did as a side hustle to my regular job of a college librarian. I also took up belly dancing and danced on stage in a city theatre and created my own fitness classes with hula hoops. Last year at the age of 61 I ditched the library job and now buy and sell vintage jewellery, run fitness classes and work part time from home in a customer services role. It ain't over till its over.

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