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Attention adventurous women travelling beyond 50!! Host Mary Labrie and her guests tackle all the weird stuff we women face - menopause, body changes, sex, dating, relationships and more. She talks with inspiring women who know stuff or have undergone amazing transformations in their mid-life. Join us!!

Women of a Certain Age Mary Labrie

    • Society & Culture

Attention adventurous women travelling beyond 50!! Host Mary Labrie and her guests tackle all the weird stuff we women face - menopause, body changes, sex, dating, relationships and more. She talks with inspiring women who know stuff or have undergone amazing transformations in their mid-life. Join us!!

    Makeda Smith - Pole Dancing Goddess

    Makeda Smith - Pole Dancing Goddess

    Makeda Smith of 'Flying Over 50,' is a diva of exotic movement and pole dancing. At the age of 60, she is strong, graceful and fearless. 

    The story of how Makeda came to the pole dancing studio for the first time, and how it transformed her life, is at times harrowing and truly amazing.  Makeda transcended depression, financial ruin, internet trolls and global mockery to become a sassy, global influencer.  

    She calls on women all over the world to move, embrace their inner goddess and enter the temple of the pole. 

    After meeting Makeda, I was so inspired, that I said, "Yes" to pole dancing. At the age of 65, I went on a quest to find a dance studio and try pole dancing myself - and I lived to tell the tale. 

    • 26 min
    Jess Conneely - Angel of Dance

    Jess Conneely - Angel of Dance

    Jess Conneely of Dance4wellbeing is a real-life angel. She works with elders in aged care and people with disabilities to help them rekindle their lifeforce through dance. Jess uses the power of music to help our elders remember who they are and to get them moving and grooving. There is now hard science and evidence about the benefits of dance for elders, and Jess has a message for you about the importance of bringing dance and movement into your life right now.  

    • 29 min
    The Midlife Crisis Hotline | Attack of the Mutant Hairs!

    The Midlife Crisis Hotline | Attack of the Mutant Hairs!

    Welcome to the Midlife Crisis Hotline where we help you grapple with the fears, the joys and the weirdness of being a midlife woman and beyond. You might be horrified to find a giant mutant hair sprouting from your forehead and, when trying to pluck it, find that it fights back!
    Sometimes, we just want to talk with someone about what’s happening to us, and we women of the Midlife Crisis Hotline are here to help.  Are we experts? Not really. Are we midlife women who care about you?  Absolutely!  

    No question is too silly. And your question is probably the same one that millions of women are asking themselves right now. You were just brave enough to ask it.  
    So grab a glass of wine or a cup of coffee and listen up. Your question is up next. 

    • 33 min
    Cinderella Hits 50!

    Cinderella Hits 50!

    We’ll be focusing on a mid-life woman with big love problems. She’s HAD IT with dating — the whole game of courtship. And we don’t blame her! 

    But she’s going to have another try and she won’t be going it alone. She’ll have the help of our FAIRY GODMOTHERS — marvellous women who know their stuff and have a bit of magic dust in their kit.  

    They’ll help our Cinderella contend with a part of being single that leaves most of us dazed and confused - the strange and complex world of ONLINE DATING.

    • 36 min
    Claire Haywood - Chan & Dee's Drink Tank

    Claire Haywood - Chan & Dee's Drink Tank

    Have you ever thought to yourself, why aren’t there more movies and shows about women of a certain age?  We want to see stories about women of a certain age, and coming to the rescue is Claire Haywood. Claire is a seasoned writer, producer and director with an extensive body of work in film and television.  Claire and her posse of fabulous women of a certain age decided to do something that some might have thought was impossible. They’ve created a comedic web series about women of a certain age, smack dab in the middle of the COVID 19 pandemic.  Shan and Dee’s Drink Tank is a web series that celebrates the weird and wonderful world of the mid-life woman, and - like all good comedy - deals with some serious issues. 

    • 26 min
    The Midlife Crisis Hotline | Medical Insults

    The Midlife Crisis Hotline | Medical Insults

    Welcome to the Midlife Crisis Hotline where we help you grapple with the fears, the joys and the weirdness of being a midlife woman and beyond.  You may have been told you have an 'age barnacle' or have had your doctor complain that your vagina is dysfunctional. 
    Sometimes, we just want to talk with someone about what’s happening to us, and we women of the Midlife Crisis Hotline are here to help.  Are we experts? Not really. Are we midlife women who care about you?  Absolutely!  

    No question is too silly. And your question is probably the same one that millions of women are asking themselves right now. You were just brave enough to ask it.  
    So grab a glass of wine or a cup of coffee and listen up. Your question is up next. 

    • 34 min

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