The Fierce Fifty Campaign–Meet Cheryl

The Fierce 50 --#thefierce50.

The Fierce 50 Campaign

How do we change the world? Well, the hope is that it starts here and now on the 50th day of the year!!

There’s a new campaign to show that 50 is a time of new beginnings and creations! The hope is that we will celebrate the lives of successful women over 50 across the globe. “Far from beginning to fade, most of us are just hitting our stride and putting five decades of life, smarts, confidence, love and sassy to work.” quotes Lee Woodruff.

Our whole intention with this campaign is to shift the current perception of midlife and beyond. Although our reality has changed, people’s perceptions of 50 and beyond has not. As we come together and celebrate one another, we will be bringing a spotlight to our demographic.

Each of us “over 50 bloggers” have been partnered with another blogger. The hope is that you’ll get to know and start following that blogger too.

Why?

You may ask how this affects you, my readers? Or what do you get out of it? At least in the case of us fashion bloggers, I know many women would like to see a change in companies and brands to start showing older models and “real” bodies in the retail sector. I think this is realistic goal, and smart for the retailer because it’s much easier to imagine an item of clothing  on yourself when you can see it on someone like you!

Have you ever had the thought that your opinion isn’t valued now that you are older? Or how about when you go shopping, do you find it increasingly difficult to find clothing for your age group that isn’t frumpy yet not teenagerish? These are aspects that might seem impossible to change, but how do we know if we don’t try?!

What You Can Do!

In order to make a change and have an impact, we need to be visible! And to show we mean business, there needs to be large numbers of us!! That means we need all of you out there, to help! Go grab your neighbors and friends (even if they are young) and help make this campaign successful by following us older bloggers! Any little effort can help….trust me. If you are on Facebook or Instagram, you can find other bloggers in this campaign by looking for #thefierce50. The more you are able to follow and support, the more we can make a difference for us all!! Even if you follow a blogger on one social media site, it can be fun to also follow on other sites. I know for myself, I will show different photos & events on the different sites!

With all of that being said, let me introduce my partner in this campaign, Cheryl:

Cheryl from Northwest Mountain Living

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Welcome another down to earth, fun loving, over 50, fierce woman!!!

The Fierce 50 --#thefierce50.

Cheryl is 56 years old and loves art in every form, especially fashion. Realizing the media is made up of many more young women than women our age, made her want to try to balance the representation through her blog. It is her hope to make an impact on how women are seen in society as they age. It all starts, one blog and at time.

The Fierce 50 --#thefierce50.

Cheryl’s  home is in the west central mountains of Idaho. She has a doctoral degree in Education and is the Vice President of Learning Innovations for an Educational Consulting Firm.

The Fierce 50 --#thefierce50.

She loves animals and has two canine best friends named McCall and Stella. You will see them photo bombing many of her pictures. Cheryl has always loved fashion, home decorating, cooking, anything to do with the great outdoors and wine. She started running in her mid forties and now runs several 5Ks a year supporting causes of all kinds. Cheryl has two sons, two daughters-in-law, a grandson and a granddaughter.

The Fierce 50 --#thefierce50.

Connect with Cheryl

You can learn more about Cheryl and check out her blog at www.northwestmountainliving.com.

You can see her Instagram gallery at @northwestmountainliving

Facebook page is: here!

And follow her on twitter @cheryltucker.

More about #TheFierce50

In order to meet all of the Fierce 50 bloggers, click on The Fierce 50 tab in my menu at the top of my website! And make sure to check back often to see all the news regularly!! There will be a New Movement Group on Facebook if you’re interested in joining in on the fun! I will link to is as soon as I have the information!!

@bethbriggsillustration

To learn more about this campaign read this article by Hannah Storm.

So far there are some great sponsors that we’d like to thank for their support in this endeavor. They are:

Onzie www.onzie.com @onzie
Madison Reed www.madison-reed.com @madisonreedllb
HSI Professional www.hsiprofessional.com @hsiprofessional
Awe Inspired www.aweinspired.com @aweinspired_

A huge thank you to the women that put together this campaign to change the thought process of what it means to be “over 50”. Thanks Catherine Grace O’Connell, Cathy Williamson, Shauna Robertson, and Deborah Boland.  They would love it if you support them also! The sketch above was done by @bethbriggsillustration!

If you have enjoyed reading this blog post and learning more about The Fierce 50 Campaign, please visit this page http://catherinegraceo.com/fierce-50-campaign/ to see an archive where you will find each of the women that are participating in The Fierce 50 along with their blog posts. If you or someone you know is interested in either joining or supporting the movement, please contact info@catherinegraceo.com for more information or request to join the Fierce 50 Movement on Facebook!  We have lots more planned for this year and beyond so, stay tuned everyone.

I’d love to hear that you are behind us in this idea!! Just a yes in the comments will let the brands out there realize that there are many of you in the background too!! 

  • Great campaign. And how ridiculously stylish is Cheryl? She looks great!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Right??? You can join in the movement (on FB—look for Fierce 50 Movement) if you’re interested. It’s not just for fashion bloggers…it’s for all women! Hopefully the more numbers we have, the more we can make a difference!!

  • This is grrrrrrrrrrreat! Have I EVER felt invisible post 50? When have i NOT?

    It started even earlier in the acting biz when 20-somethings were hired to play the over-the-hill 40-somethings that were getting dumped for 20-somethings played by teens. Surely ALL producers and ad execs can’t be horny old men or living out fantasies from when they were too gawky to get the girl — ‘sup with this?

    It always makes me crazy when women’s magazines will have an article like “50 is the new 40!!” while the full page ad on the other side or the very next page features a fresh-faced kid who, except for her size-0 outfit, looks like a college freshman. HUH? Even when the editor in chief is a WOMAN.

    AND – ahem – not *all* over-50 women are fashion bloggers – and we have a lot to offer too!
    xx,
    mgh
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to transform a world!”

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I hear you squawking big time!!
      And really…the movement is not all about fashion bloggers or even bloggers in general. I think the majority of these first Fierce 50 were fashion bloggers only because the women with the vision is one??
      But you should join in on the FB group. Not that you have to do anything, but it shows that there are numbers!! We’re planning another campaign this fall and then a conference next year!!

  • Go ladies go!!!!!!!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      🙂

  • Laura

    Love the idea behind this campaign! I will be heading right over to check out Cheryl’s blog!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      🙂

  • What an awesome campaign! I love it and hope to be as fab as you all at that age!

    http://www.jeannieinabottleblog.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jeanne!!
      And, of course, you’ll be fabulous!! 🙂

  • How fantastic that your’e part of this Jodie! I have been reading so much about it. I will be checking out Cheryl’s blog too x Hope you can stop by for the link up this week x
    http://www.vanityandmestyle.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Laurie!!
      I was gone over the weekend, but I added my post to your linkup!! I’ll be back on track now! Is it meant to go out on Thursday or Friday?

  • Fabulous campaign Jodie! It s fantastic to meet other 50+ fashionblogger s!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It is nice to see how many of us are out there, right, Nancy??

  • Glenda Harrison

    Cheryl has such an easy approach to fashion. She looks comfortable in her own skin. Thank you for sharing. #thefierce50

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thank you Glenda—you’ve been such an inspiration and have had so many fabulous ideas throughout!!

  • Hi Jodie! I just got to know Cheryl these past few weeks through the #Fierce50Campaign, and I love her and her style! Now following her (I’ve been a fan of yours for quite some time!), thank you for sharing her with us today! Great post!
    XOXO
    Suzanne
    http://www.AskSuzanneBell.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Suzanne!!
      This has been a fabulous opportunity to “meet” some incredible women!!
      I just got back from a weekend in Seattle, so I’m anxious to stop by everyone’s blog this week!!

  • This is such a great campaign! I enjoy reading through the blog posts! Great post!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Andrea!

  • Jacqueline Rendine

    What a fun campaign!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    Stylin In St. Louis

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jacqueline!! It’ll be good to pave the way!!

  • Terri Webster Schrandt

    this is pretty amazing, Jodie! I’m going to let my brother in law who owns a fashion accessories line (just came back from New York Fashion week)…He would be interested in this campaign. He has partnered with a 50+ prone paddler to launch her new rashguard next month! I will be sure to use this hashtag and let him know!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Brilliant, Terri!!
      I just got back from a weekend in Seattle—so we’ll have to touch base sometime soon!!

  • Susan Andrews Kanoff

    There is NO way Cheryl is 56…I want her secrets!! Great blog! I Iove getting to know all these fabulous over 50 women! http://www.themidlifefashionista.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Right? But all of these women (you included) look so incredible!!!
      Thanks for stopping by—I was in Seattle for the weekend, and am now looking at the suitcase and wishing it would unpack itself. 🙂

  • Fabulous post, Jodie! And a big YES! xox

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Back atcha Patti!!

  • PetiteOver40

    Jodie, if you don’t know this already, you rock. This is such a great post and such a great idea. I’m so glad you’re a part of it! You demonstrate here the value of people coming together and supporting one another. ❤️

    Hugs,
    Sherry
    http://www.petiteover40.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      XOXOXOXO

  • Donna-Marie Ryan

    Your green sweater is lovely. Can you see it together so it just slips on? That would solve the brooch problem -but I do love it.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      What an absolutely brilliant idea, Donna-Marie!! Right now I’m hitting my head, thinking why didn’t I think of that? This is why I need to post these things—so others can give me such fabulous insights!!

  • Jodie, I don’t know of another blogger more fitting to be a rep for this campaign than you. The message of the campaign is brilliant and I hope it gets the recognition it deserves. Thank you for the introduction to Cheryl and I’ll be looking for the one on you.

    Rena
    http://www.finewhateverblog.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      What a nice thing to say, Rena!!!
      🙂

  • Judy Gramith

    Yahoo! A wonderful idea and one that should take off because of the sheer numbers of us.
    Interestingly I’ve been following Cheryl for a couple of months already!
    She is a very stylish woman. I didn’t know about her career in education!! I realize we have that in common along with the love of style!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You’re so right, Jude—just the numbers should say so much to marketing and companies!! It’ll be exciting to hopefully see some changes come about!!

  • Awesome campaign. Cheryl has great style!
    Gail
    http://www.isthismutton.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Gail—she definitely does!!

  • What a great campaign! Hope you are having a lovely weekend.

    Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Gemma!!

  • What a great idea!
    I can’t wait to see more. XXX
    Samantha
    http://www.fakefabulous.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Samantha!!

  • Well done Jodi! This is great! Now for the give away! Talk to you soon!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      🙂 XOXO

  • Jodie, this is such a fabulous movement! I am so excited for all you who are participating in it. And I thank you in advance for paving the way for me when I enter my fifties. (It’s not too far off these days!)

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for your support, Shelbee—-:)