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M-Boldened

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9780750994064

ISBN: 9780750994064

Published: 01-10-2020


M-Boldened

By

ISBN: 9780750994064

Published: 01-10-2020

About This Book

The menopause has for so long been one of the many taboos surrounding the female body – something we simply don’t talk about. Yet, it is transformational for each and every woman who goes through it, marking a fundamental change in their lives. For some it comes with many challenges, for others it heralds a shift in the way they see themselves and the way in which they wish to be seen. For many, it marks a midway point on their journey. Globally, there are diverse perceptions of a woman’s midlife – from the stereotyped sweaty, hot-flush-beleaguered female to the liberated cougar; the infertile ‘crone’ to the wise woman – but the reality of the experience is rarely shared, leading to uncertainty, confusion and sometimes even shame. The women in this book change that – a diverse range of original voices discuss the menopause’s influence on their bodies, their relationships, their lives at work and at home, and their place in the world. They openly talk about their symptoms and experiences, surgical approaches and science, sex and gender, motherhood and daughterhood, grief and loss, creativity and awakenings, prejudice and position, culture and context, and what it means to be ‘a woman’. They shape a new courageous conversation about how we can and should view the menopause and a woman’s midlife.

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