As an author, blogger and broadcaster, Suzi has worked in the health, beauty and media industries. She isn’t afraid to say how she feels.
We love — Suzi’s exuberant style, her honesty and the sense of humour she has that shines through everything she does.
Suzi tells us how she stays passionate and motivated every day.
What do you think is the key to success?
I really think the key to success is to follow your passion. I know it’s easy to say when you’re not struggling to pay rent or a mortgage, but I have never been happy just following the money.
At 64, I found a new passion: blogging and social media. I started it as a hobby with no intention to make money out of it — I just love photography, writing and making videos!
What do you love about this stage of your life?
The older I get, the less I care what people think of me.
At 50, I refused to become invisible so moved to Brighton, dyed my hair bright red and started wearing more colourful, vintage and preloved clothes that I would never have got away with working in TV.
I had the confidence to do it then, and still do, but probably wouldn’t have in my 40s.
I’m also more confident about my body now as, quite frankly, there’s nothing I can do about it! I’m just grateful it’s keeping me going and I look after it as well as a man would look after a vintage car: plenty of TLC and good fuel!
What motivates you?
Sometimes I am a bit too honest but I don’t want to waste time acting a certain way.
I don’t like the labels hurled at woman over a certain age so have become a bit of a positive ageing anarchist, publicly naming and shaming phrases like ‘elderly’, ‘Insta-Gran’ and ‘anti-ageing’… we’re anti-war, anti-poverty, anti-cruelty and anti-bullying, not anti-ageing! It’s a privilege to age — especially now.