Category: Inspirational Stories

Links to inspirational stories. Both videos and articles.

Women’s Health Day Stockholm

Women’s Health Day Stockholm

Tip for Stockholmers this weekend. The Day of Women’s Health that is organising. Sunday 11-16, Sjöhistoriska, Djurgården. There will be a pop-up SPA, dancing & Alexandra Charles the nightclub queen! Check out the link below!

 

http://www.1.6miljonerklubben.com/


Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2014

Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2014

Nice way of commemorating Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2014. Recaa, Concactivity and ACT made this flashmob possible. Montreal, 2014. Check it out!


Dance Project in the Netherlands

Dance Project in the Netherlands

Choreographers and fashion designers created fashionable dance performances shown by 65+ models in the Netherlands as part of the Fashionclash Festival in Maastricht.
Check out the deets here: www.nederlandsedansdagen.nl/en/publiek/nieuws/2014_oldfashioned_tijdens_fashionclash

Photos: Peter Stigter


30 Life Lessons From My Two Rockstar Grandmas

30 Life Lessons From My Two Rockstar Grandmas

Check out this article in the Huffington Post: “30 Life Lessons From Two Rockstar Grandmas”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lexi-herrick/30-life-lessons-from-my-two-rockstar-grandmas_b_5492087.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000046

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Bridget Sojourner

Bridget Sojourner

“People stop me everyday in the street, amazed that I look so stylish at my age. The insidious ageism in our society says that you become invisible as you get older and that’s what I’m fighting against visually with my clothes.”
/Bridget Sojourner


90-year-old designer happily employed at IDEO.

90-year-old designer happily employed at IDEO.

Thank you Ola for the tip!
Check out this article of a 90-year-old designer happily employed at IDEO:
http://blogs.wsj.com/venturecapital/2014/04/25/in-ageist-silicon-valley-90-year-old-designer-happy-at-ideo/

 


Advanced Style Documentary

Advanced Style Documentary

Advanced Style has a movie out portraying stylish senior New Yorkers. Here’s the trailer.
Thank you Jeremy for the tip!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-baPw-bE_Ec


Stand up against racism

Stand up against racism

Even the very air turned cooler after the EU elections. 
It is time for us to be bolder. To stand up. 
Have we not suffered enough of racism, sexism, ageism throughout the years? Do we not learn from mistakes? 
Listen to your elders. Listen to Madonna.


Relations over the generations

Relations over the generations

This is a tip for our friends in the Nordics: A documentary about relations over the generations. A story about Photographer Camilla Naess, her mother and her grandmother.
Perfect viewing before Mothers day coming up now on Sunday!


Voting at 102

Voting at 102

An article with Ulla 102, voting. 
There is a vote coming up in Sweden for the EU parliament. Vote vote! 
#hojrosten #taplats
http://www.expressen.se/gt/ulla-102-byter-parti-till-fi-det-maste-bli-fart/


“Grannies Grannies” football team

“Grannies Grannies” football team

Age defying sports this week, yesterday skate, today football. Check out the “Grannies Grannies” football team from South Africa where only women over 50 are allowed!
(Try to ignore the coca-cola branding of it though.)


Skating Mothers

Skating Mothers

A Stockholmer tributes his mom. We say WORD.
Keep skateboarding. No limits.
I have the coolest mom, she just turned 51 last year. She says skateboarding makes her happy and glad. I don’t want to hear anymore “I’m to old to do this and that”
— with Sussi Eriksson at Highvalley Skateworld

Beautiful Portraits – Silverline Project

Beautiful Portraits – Silverline Project

The Silverline Project in Singapore, trying to alleviate loneliness of seniors.
Beautiful portraits! Thanks Tore for the tip.
http://www.dannyst.com/shooting-elderly-portraits-for-a-cause/


88 Year-old Dancing

88 Year-old Dancing

Have a lovely weekend, hopefully filled with dancing, no matter your age!
Here are some moves from “the Nana”


Könsförrädare – “Death To Stories”

Könsförrädare – “Death To Stories”

YES! Cool video with a cool song, featuring a fabulous senior. Thank you Lisen for the tip! Könsförrädare – “Death To Stories”


Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep

An inspirational talk with Meryl Streep. Check it out:


The Invisible Woman

The Invisible Woman

Interesting read from an interesting blogger. “Why I have chosen to stop being invisible” by Helen Walmsley-Johnson, aka The Invisible Woman.
Thank you Sara for the tip!

 http://www.theguardian.com/fashion/fashion-blog/2014/mar/12/anonymity-why-i-have-chosen-stop-being-invisible


Documentary – The Lady in Number Six

Documentary – The Lady in Number Six

Watch a snippet from the award-winning documentary “The Lady in Number Six” by Malcolm Clark. We get to follow Alice Herz-Sommer. At 109 years old she is the world’s oldest Pianist and a Holocaust Survivor.


I like being 98

I like being 98

This tells the story of Evelyn, 98 years old and going out of her way to help her neighbour. She says: “I’m on earth, if I’m here I should contribute. Shouldn’t we all? And not just think of ourselves?”
We hope you and your friends will be as inspired as we were. Check out the video here:


Older Models: women in their 60s, 70s and 80s shaking up fashion

Older Models: women in their 60s, 70s and 80s shaking up fashion

Interesting read!
Amid a sea of teenagers, this season’s most striking faces are 60-plus and have other jobs. Are older models here to stay? Anne Karpf finds out…”
http://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2014/feb/22/older-models-in-fashion

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