About The Book
I found out almost by chance that perimenopause – the time leading up to menopause – could last up to fourteen years. At first, I thought 'Are you fucking kidding me?' And that quickly turned to 'How the hell did I not know that?' How was a feminist like me so ignorant about menopause? Was I not paying attention?
When I finally did start to pay attention: lo and behold! The silence, shame and taboo that for so long had cocooned menopause seemed to be lifting and M was also for mainstream.
Some are calling it a revolution. I wish! A moment? A wave? A movement? Maybe! A moneymaker? Definitely, as one business after another launches geared to a demographic apparently flush with cash and most likely with hot flashes.
It is not just cis women who experience menopause. Non-binary people, trans men and other gender non-conforming groups also experience menopause and do so under even greater levels of silence and taboo.
This anthology aimes to expand the Menopause Moment/ Wave/ 'Movement' beyond white and cis women.
And also, beyond merely the 'symptoms'. This is not a medical textbook, nor a guide on how to 'remedy' or 'fix' anything.
Rather, it is a collection of menopausal people, each with their own entry point into that transition. There are as many menopause stories as people who have experienced menopause, and this anthology will showcase some of them, from people from all walks of life and all over the world.
Each essay will be beautifully illustrated by Sheyam Ghieth.
Contributors will include:Heather Corinna, Prof. Sunny Singh, Ann Marie McQueen, Sonora Jha, Dr. Jenn Salib Huber RD ND, Omisade Burney-Scott,Tania Glyde and Simi Hoque.
Image credits: Cover and assets designed by Mecob, with kind permission from Sheyam Ghieth. Book designs, cover and other images are for illustrative purposes and will differ from final design.
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