Forty Fifty is an invitation to pay attention to these two decades in a new way.
As we move into our forties and fifties and experience mid-life, thoughts and questions come to the surface regarding our mortality, health, history, and sense of self. Who are we becoming, and what do we want for our future?
Forty Fifty is a safe space for us to ask questions, explore new perspectives, learn from each other’s experiences, be brave, and create a new legacy. If anyone is interested in expansion, this is the place to go for it.
Stories from Our Community
More than storytellers, we are story untellers. Untelling and unraveling the stories that no longer fit, keep us small and take us where we no longer want to go.
In the hush-hush world that is women’s second spring, we whisper in corners about hysterectomies, the ones who got one extolling its virtue.
Coming In – Queer in Midlife
My body was a mystery, a riddle I could never solve. However, now that I have reoriented my sense of identity and feel truly aligned to who I am, I am open to intimacy.
Looking at him, he registered no recognition of me – his wife of 17+ years. I pulled our wedding photo off the shelf and explained I was his wife and everything was okay.
As I was holding my newborn daughter, in my head, I could faintly hear that oncologist from my 20s saying that I'd never be a parent. And there I was.
Melodies of Midlife: Finding Joy Through Music
This act of humility reminds me that we are all on our own journey of self-discovery, especially me.
With so many unanswered questions about our health, we created Forty Fifty Guides to begin finding the answers.