Tag: womensissues

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”

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”

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)”

Oh, The Ho(rror)mones!

Crying? Check. Anger? Check. Frustration? Check. Daily daydreams of blowing up idiot drivers? Check. When I was a teenager, I did not have really bad PMS. Not mood wise. I mean I was a little more touchy. But none of the raging that other… Continue Reading “Oh, The Ho(rror)mones!”

After the Change

Menopause is a pause, a time-out, a life stage that invites us to reflect and regroup.

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