My name is Rachel Peru and I’m a silver haired curve model, body confidence activist and influencer and the host of the Out of the Bubble podcast.
I began my new career as a model at the age of 46 and if you’d have asked me if I’d 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.
For my 40th birthday I did a tandem sky dive for charity and was so scared of heights I hoped it would cure me. It didn’t cure the vertigo, but it did give me a new 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.
I have connected and been inspired by so many fabulous older women through social media that are really embracing this next chapter of life and finding new passions and purpose later in life that I knew I wanted to share their stories on a podcast and on the blog.
Out of the Bubble was created to spread some positivity around midlife and share inspiration to others that 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 for this next chapter.
Don’t take my word for it, listen to the amazing women who share their story and that are leaving a trail of inspiration along the way.
We all have a story to tell. What’s yours?
Out of the Bubble champions women who are embracing life and leaving a trail of inspiration along the way. Inspiring others to become more confident in body and mind.
We all have a story to tell.