Dr. Darla Shaw is 80 years old and has lived in Ridgefield, CT. since 1966. She is in her 63rd year of teaching with her first 38 years in the Ridgefield School System and her last 25 as a professor of literacy and women’s studies at Western Ct. State University. Her biggest passion is humanitarian travel and she has traveled to over 90 countries, mostly third world countries. Dr. Shaw also plays accordion and steel drums in two bands, dances, takes on the role of 26 famous historical characters, is a storyteller, blogger and podcaster, does stand-up comedy, and models for the older, larger woman.
As a recent cancer survivor, Dr. Shaw has done a Ted Talk, is trained in mind and body work for people with cancer and speaks regularly on Don’t Let People Tell You that You will Never Again be 100 Percent.
I go with the flow and live by my bumper sticker for life; ” Accept, Enjoy, Celebrate and Continue to Challenge yourself in Life.”
She is very proud of be a part of this wonderful gallery exhibit honoring the older women with a passion and purpose for living.