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Episode 52 – Tina | My Body. My Story PODCAST| 45 Over 45 chapter


In this episode, Tina raises awareness about the Cervical cancer, she is facing at the moment. You will also learn 10 FACTS about Tina and what she thinks about perfect body image, positive changes and challenges of 45+ women, what is it for her to feel good and look beautiful, and what advice she would give younger women and 30-year-old self!

You can READ the interview transcript HERE


10 Facts About Tina

(at the time of the project)

1. 49 years old.

2. Tina is born and raised in Sydney. She loves the city. She’s a city girl.

3. Tina is a mother of five young adults - 3 sons and 2 daughters.. She had them pretty quickly from the age of 20 to 28.

4. She is the oldest in her family and got four younger brothers. So Tina is used to being around a lot of boys and men.

5. But at the same time, Tina was always the smallest one.

6. Tina is a professional in a male dominated electrical industry. She’s a purchasing officer in a wholesaler.

7. When Tina and her family faces hard times, they all come together, they fight together, and they laugh together through it.

8. Tina is facing Cervical cancer at the moment but keeping on top of it so far. As it has already been in her family history, Tina started doing the screening early and regularly.

9. Biggest challenge at this age – “It's the physical changes.”

10. Positive change with age – “All the wisdom I have now, the knowledge that you have, and the confidence.”

Watch Tina’s VIDEO interview HERE




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Hi, everyone, and welcome to my body, My Story project. And today we welcome into our studio Tina. And while she's sitting in the makeup chair, and Citra is doing makeup for her. I'll be asking her a few questions. Hi, Tina. Welcome to the studio.

Hi, thank you.

And tell us a bit about yourself.

I'm a 49 year old mother of five young adults.

Oh, wow.

Yeah. I had them pretty quickly. From the age of 20 to 28. So yeah, I've had a very busy but rewarding life. I am a professional in a male-dominated industry.

Oh, wow.

Yeah. But I've also got four younger brothers on the oldest. So I'm used to being around a lot of boys and men.

And what is this industry?

Oh, it's electrical industry. I'm a purchasing officer in a wholesaler.

So you're the lady boss

I am the lady boss. Yeah, I love my job. I love it.

So what are you most passionate about?

I'm most passionate about my family. Family is everything. My children inspire me every single day. They give me strength. They've live through adversity and have taught me how to do so as well. Without laughter I don't think I could have gotten through half the things I've got gone through.

So what you said was that you were very young when you had your first child. So what is it for you motherhood being a mother and such a young age? And you know, was it a difference between having your first child and then eight years later, your fifth one? So is there any difference?

Massively. I was 20. But I was a very young 20 year old. I feel pregnant. Yeah, when I was 19, I had him when I was 20. And so the difference between the first to the last is that I was in a very, very different place with my last child. I actually found the first one probably to be better. And because I had a complete nervous breakdown after I had my last chart.

Oh, god.

Yeah, so that was quite difficult. But, but in saying that through all of that, no matter how sick I was, it was always in the back of my mind that I had to get well very quickly because I had young children who needed me ,I had a newborn. So yeah.

So how did you manage with five kids? It's not like eight years between first and the last. It's not that much, you know, considering the five. So how did you manage like, did you have help? Or you did everything by your own?

I was with my husband for 14 years. And so we kept we shared the parenting role obviously. We also had a business we ran from home, which, which does make it easier. We shared both roles. I never found being a mother stressful. I never had anxiety about that. I been the oldest of five kids. My mother looked upon me to also help her. So I did a lot of babysitting and so it just came very natural to me. So I never, I never struggled with it.

So I've always had this question like, I know, I know that all the mothers answered the same way. But I'm just wondering, like, because I'm having only one child. For me, it's always interesting. Is they all like you do you have a favourite one or you love them the same or how it's this love you You share between five of them. So how does it happens?