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Woman 5.0

I remember every detail about the day I got my first period. I can even smell the slight mold of our suburban, ranch basement bathroom. But what I most remember is my mother. “Congratulations. You are now a woman.” My mother has never been… Continue Reading “Woman 5.0”

Photo Feature: Li Volk

Li Volk (born 1969) is a representational portrait artist from Wuhan, China with a strong background in marketing and global relationships. Her art journey started at the prestigious academy of master artist Charles Miano in 2016. As a full time apprentice she received rigorous… Continue Reading “Photo Feature: Li Volk”

My Choice

Like most women, I always knew the day was coming when I’d have to deal with menopause. I wasn’t especially worried about it, as I didn’t want to conceive any more children and considered menstrual periods to be an annoyance I would gladly do without.… Continue Reading “My Choice”

Podcast Review: Black Girls’ Guide to Surviving Menopause: Decolonizing the Crone

My sister texted me the Black Girls’ Guide to Surviving Menopause (BGGSM) podcast January 2021. I was complaining about my symptoms and a lack of resources. I’ve listened to Seasons 1 and 2, and here’s my take: What I LOVE: Omisade Burney-Scott is a… Continue Reading “Podcast Review: Black Girls’ Guide to Surviving Menopause: Decolonizing the Crone”

Diary of a Menopausal Woman: January 2021 (Fear)

I am afraid. I fear the mental illness that’s coursed through my blood will surface at last. Thus far, I’ve escaped my mother’s schizophrenia, my aunt’s clinical depression, my sister’s depression, my niece’s trichotillomania, my other niece’s bipolar diagnosis, and my daughter’s anxiety. For… Continue Reading “Diary of a Menopausal Woman: January 2021 (Fear)”

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