Spunky Old Broads Month is celebrated for the entire month of February! Why is the month all about spunky old broads, though? It was brought about by a spunky old broad herself — Dr. Gayle Carson. She believes it’s for the women who are spunky, open, and brave. It is a day to celebrate them and their accomplishments, and simply recognize their importance. It is also for the young ladies to prepare to become a spunky old broad someday.
History of Spunky Old Broads Month
An S.O.B. is a successful, independent, self-reliant, smart, intelligent, outgoing, out-spoken, resourceful, bold, brave, and anything but shy lady. The word ‘spunky’ itself means courageous, spirited, feisty, and determined. That’s what the originator of this trademarked holiday, life coach Dr. Carson says. The self-proclaimed spunky old broad is the author of “How to Be an S.O.B. – A Spunky Old Broad Who Kicks Butt.” We must say, it is a must-read for the namesakes, as well as anyone who aims to be one someday.
Since a day wasn’t enough, she decided to declare the entire month as a celebration of the broads back in 2002. She also chooses the Spunky Old Broad of the Year, with previous winners such as Helen Mirren, Dolly Parton, Frida Kahlo, Michelle Obama, Sharon Osbourne, Cloris Leachman, Goldie Hawn, and Katie Couric, among others. She also has three radio shows — “Living Regret Free,” “Women in Business,” and “S.O.B. Radio.”
She said, “I started it because I found that once a woman hit 50, she was almost invisible and as a woman who keeps reinventing herself and is very active in business, media, etc, I wanted to acknowledge that is not the truth. My newsletter goes out every Monday making a point about this.” She signs off, as S.O.B. Wellness expert and speaker Beverly Beuermann-King adds, “S.O.B. Month celebrates all women over 50, who believe it is never too late to live their dream, be who they want to be, create and do whatever they want to do.” We couldn’t agree more!
Spunky Old Broads Month timeline
Katharine Graham is named the first female Fortune 500 CEO, as she becomes the CEO of the Washington Post Company.
Isabel Martínez de Perón, of Argentina, becomes the first female president in the world.
Dr. Carson declares the entire month of February Spunky Old Broads Month.
Angelou, a supremely talented woman with more than 50 honorary degrees and dozens of awards, passes away.
At age 64, Lyn Slater is named an ‘accidental’ style icon after starting a blog and Instagram page, gathering hundreds of thousands of followers in no time.
Spunky Old Broads Month FAQs
What is Spunky Old Broads Month?
Starting February 1, it’s a month to celebrate older women for all their courage, wisdom, and vivacity. This occasion has been observed since 2002.
How to celebrate Spunky Old Broads Day?
Read our earlier section which will tell you exactly how to celebrate. To summarize, you must do something you’ve never done before.
Who came up with Spunky Old Broads Day?
Life coach Dr. Gayle Carson decided to declare the entire month of February as a celebration of spunky old broads. She also elects a Spunky Old Broad of the Year.
Spunky Old Broads Month Activities
Listen to Jaipi Sixbear
Her suggestions included going nude skydiving and trying mud wrestling. As well as, wearing a purple giant polka dot dress and red hat with birds nest and feathers to the grocery store.
Seize the day
If the above is too extreme for you, try to do something you've never done before. Step outside, be loud, bring out your spunkiness, and live each day to the fullest.
Spread the word
If you’re below 50, you can share a pic of yourself and an older woman who inspires you and ask your followers to do the same. Your inspiring post should encourage anyone and everyone to get out and try something new.
5 Important Facts About Brilliant Broads
After entering her first bodybuilding competition when she turned 57, she won eight national bodybuilding and figure championships, and is the holder of two Guinness World Records in fitness.
At age 64, she completed the 110-mile swim from Havana to Key West, something no other swimmer was able to accomplish.
She got certified late, but she is now 77 and teaches yoga, dance, and pilates, six days a week in California.
Aged 69, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, tours countries while playing hits from her 20 albums.
Aged 69, she is a triathlete in the National Senior Games, with an average fitness age of 43.
Why We Love Spunky Old Broads Month
Women age like fine wine
Look at Helen Mirren, look at Carmen Dell'Orefice. Mirren herself said: “It’s ridiculous to pretend we can stay young forever.”
Age is just a number
A wise old woman once said: “When I get old, they’re never going to say, ‘What a sweet old lady.’ Rather they will say, ‘What on Earth is she up to now?’!”
Women of wisdom
Here’s a pearl of wisdom by the overachiever Maya Angelou: “We carry accumulation of years in our bodies and on our faces, but generally our real selves, the children inside, are innocent and shy as magnolias.”
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