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It’s all about girl power in this month’s Local Women as the ladies show us how it’s done!
In particular we have stories from two special ladies who are fighting fit and feeling amazing.
First up our writer Leona O’Neill met Strabane woman Kerry Green, who has put her troubled background well and truly behind her and thrown herself into a life of health and fitness.
Take a look at the picture of this Ballycolman beauty on page 22 – and I think you’ll be inspired to hit the gym! But what I like best about Kerry is that she doesn’t focus much on how the gym makes her look – rather on how it makes her feel. She wants all women to feel empowered and love themselves. And, with a bum like that - I’d definitely love myself - Go Kerry!
Next up was a most unusual ending to a very familiar story. Like many people after the birth of my son I suffered from postnatal depression so I really related to the suffering experienced by Marianne McClelland after the birth of her daughter.
The Bridgend mum felt she couldn’t go on as she battled with crippling depression - until she tried pole dancing.
Yup – that’s right! Marianne joined Derry’s Pole Infinity where Karen Baldwin helped her deal with her demons – in a very interesting way.
Marianne thoroughly recommends the sport to anyone who is suffering from any kind of depression and says she is feeling better than ever.
Also in this month’s magazine we have a wedding bonanza. You have been sending in all your stunning summer weddings. We just love printing pictures from your big day and it’s absolutely free!
Until next month,
This month's highlights
When she was suffering from postnatal depression, Bridgend’s Marianne McClelland felt she couldn’t go on...until she went to Pole Infinity
City of Derry rugby player Carla Hamilton has run 100 miles in 30 days to raise money for the Cancer Fund for Children