Gigi Schilling is the founder of SoAgeless and author of the book
Gigi is a mix of her homeland, Brazil, and her adopted USA. Her larger-than-life personality is only matched by her tall stature and her even taller joie de vivre. Gigi loves to laugh and wear hats and high heels. She embraces her curvaceous size 12 physique. Educated in Rio de Janeiro, she received a Bachelor of Science in Journalism. Gigi is also a wife and a mother to her American-born son, Alex, who shares the same nomad lifestyle as his parents. Raised in the United States, Brazil, The Bahamas and Patagonia, Alex is fluent in three languages, just like his mother. He enjoys playing the guitar, singing, composing music and playing sports. Alex is studying to be a physicist, and at 23 is writing his first science fiction book, which he hopes to turn into a movie. Alex is Gigi’s greatest legacy.
In 2010, at 52, Gigi realized that most women turning 50 felt invisible. Because she never experienced this age crisis, she created the SoAgeless Facebook community, which inspires women over 50 to practice the art of being ageless. Gigi’s pro-aging philosophy: never suffer from self-ageism, never feel invisible, love your age and feel ageless. For Gigi, to be ageless is to be free of ageist stereotypes.
In 2017, at 58, Gigi published her first book, Ageless Bride, to inspire over-50 women to shed society’s outdated, ageist rules and allow themselves the magic and romance of being a bride.
The book will be republished in December 2020 with two new chapters. While working on her book, Gigi’s passion has shifted from pro-aging bravado to matters of the heart. She wholeheartedly envisions her book inspiring and giving hope to over-50 women so that they may find love and joy at any age.
Gigi’s mantra: Love is ageless, and so is the over-50 bride!