What better way to celebrate my 50th birthday year than to go solo on the 50th episode of the Liberte Free to Be podcast.
I am well aware that I should have started the entire podcast series with a little bit more about me and it's often the case that we can be great at sharing other peoples stories and often forget to tell our own. So what better way to celebrate the 50th podcast episode with a getting me to more about me podcast.
My name is Rachel Peru and I am a silver haired curve model, body confidence activist, influencer and the host of the Liberte Free to Be podcast.
I began my new career as a model at the age of 46 and if you had asked me if I would be doing this in my twenties and thirties, I would be running down the street shouting no thanks! I struggled with a lack of self-belief and body confidence and it wasn’t until I hit my forties that things changed.
I am extremely scared of heights, but for my 40th birthday I did a tandem sky dive for charity hoping it would cure me. It didn’t cure the vertigo, but it gave me a badge of courage and I started the decade with a new sense of confidence and excitement as to what I could achieve next. I’ve spent the last ten years saying "Yes" a lot more than "No" with some surprising outcomes.
I love being able to represent older women in the fashion industry and have worked with some amazing people and brands including JDWilliams, F&F Clothing with Davina McCall and alongside my body confidence icon Ashley Graham for Swimsuits for All. My favourite shoots are always swimwear and lingerie and now I’m 50 I feel like I’m just getting started.
Through Social Media, I have connected with and been inspired by so many fabulous older women that are really embracing the next chapter of their lives, finding new passions and purpose later in life; I knew I wanted to share their stories on my podcast and blog. Liberte Free to Be was created to spread some positivity around midlife and share inspiration to others who may be feeling a bit lost as they hit their forties.
I know from my own experience that stepping out of your comfort zone and trying new things in life can lead to all sorts of opportunities and bring a new lease of life to this next chapter.
Background music credited to Scott Holmes - Our Big Adventure.
You can also subscribe to the new Liberte Free to Be podcast website to keep updated www.outofthebubblepodcast.com and find me on Instagram @rachelperu1 and Facebook @stepoutofthebubble, Twitter @rachel_peru.
Keep being fabulous x
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