It's time to change the global menopause conversation. Let's stop talking just in terms of the stereotyped sweaty, hot-flush beleaguered female, the infertile crone or the wise woman - the reality of the menopause experience is so diverse and deserves to be heard.
M-Boldened: Menopause Conversations We All Need to Have is a book about menopause unlike any other. Its contributors, speaking from many different walks of life, open up the conversation in new and profound ways for people across the globe. Recognising menopause as a human rights issue that affects everyone everywhere, these 21 chapters cover an astounding range of perspectives, from harrowing experiences of surgical menopause, the impact on relationships and hormonal realities of transitioning, to revelations of shocking neglect in the UK criminal justice system and compelling chapters on menopause as a time of activism, rage, reawakening, transformation and realising your own power.
The honesty, intimacy and passion shared in these pages will make you see menopause in a whole new light. Each chapter shapes a much-needed courageous conversation about how we can and should view menopause and midlife. Read on to be part of the new conversation.
|Publication date:||9th October 2020|
|Publisher:||The History Press Ltd|
|Collections:||11 Menopause Books to Reassure, Inspire and Support You.,|
|Primary Genre||Lifestyle, Hobbies and Leisure|
Closing date: 08/11/2021
Please read this book. It will save your sanity, enlighten you, support you and, I hope, make your menopause days sunnier. -- Kirsty Wark FRSE, award-winning BBC journalist and Newsnight presenter
It's thanks to women and conversations like these that the story of menopause as something to dread and suffer is changing to something to embrace and thrive through. -- Clare McKenna, acclaimed Irish radio and TV presenter and broadcaster
A powerful book that captures some raw truths and unique stories of menopause from woman across the globe. Thank you to Caroline Harris for her outstanding work on producing M-Boldened, a must read and a book that has the power to both unite and empower woman of all generations. -- Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation
Menopause is a natural process to ageing but unfortunately due to cultural barriers many women in the traditional societies hide this change. On top of that due to a lesser focus on women's own health, a large number of women have no knowledge about the effects of menopause on their emotions and health. I hope this scholarship will be a great effort to help women to get answers to unsolved questions. -- Rukhshanda Naz, the first woman Ombudsperson-KP for the Protection of Women against Harassment at Workplace, activist and lawyer, previously Head of UN Women Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa/Federally Administered Tribal Areas division
This is a book that every woman needs to read. Unabashedly truthful and real. I'm so happy this discussion has finally started! -- Laura Dowling BSc(Pharm) MPSI, The Fabulous Pharmacist (@fabulouspharmacist)
The subject of menopause is very serious because this natural state which is part of the normal sexual and reproductive life of women is often negatively treated by harmful traditional behavio[u]rs. Postmenopausal women are thus excluded from sexual relations, including with their husbands, on the grounds that it would cause illnesses in them. One of the consequences of this practice is that all pathological bleeding, including that caused by cancer of the uterus, is paradoxically welcomed by victims who believe they are having a return to menstruation. In my long struggle against female genital mutilation, child marriage, and other harmful traditional practices, I have always spoken out against the harmful traditional practices including those associated with menopause. This is why I am very happy to see that renowned and very committed specialists like [Dr Eleanor Nwadinobi] have participated in the in-depth analysis of the phenomenon of menopause through this excellent book entitled: M-Boldened: Menopause Conversations We All Need To Have, edited by Caroline Harris. -- Dr Morissanda Kouyate, Executive Director of Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices; laureate of the 2020 United Nations Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize
Caroline Harris has been a senior editor on the Observer and the Daily Express and has contributed to publications including the Sunday Telegraph, Evening Standard and The Business. She is the author of several childrens non-fiction books about the natural world. She lives in Bath with her partner and their son and is trying to make their lifestyle greener and more sustainable.More About Caroline Harris