It's tough enough to start a second career at age 46 – but what if that new career involves wearing a bathing suit and getting your picture taken?
Rachel Peru did it, beautifully.
Volunteering to be in a friend's fashion show led to an entirely new career and, even better, a new confidence in her beauty, power, and resilience.
Now a model, Rachel has embraced her silver hair, her body's natural curves, and is flipping the idea that "women are invisible after 40" on its head.
If this is what 40+ looks like, we say, bring it on!
Photographer Matt Brown @mattsphoto