Black and Menopausal:
Intimate Stories of Navigating the Change
"This is our voice, these are our truths, and our stories deserve to be told."
This deeply empowering and personal collection of stories brings together a wide range of Black experiences on the menopause journey. Drawing on the historical and cultural importance of storytelling traditions in African and Caribbean ancestry, this anthology breaks through a taboo topic that has too often been mired in shame and silence with courage and vulnerability.
Contributions span across various heritages, sexual orientations, ages, and gender identities, curating an intimate treasury of journeys full of honesty, pain, healing, and liberation. Topics on emotional, mental, and sexual health as well as complementary therapies are all discussed with empathy and sincerity, allowing readers to broaden their depth of understanding on the experiences of Black people impacted by the menopause.
We are Black Menopause Champions and we want others to join us –
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
You can watch highlights from the launch of the Our Menopause film here. We would love to hear from you if you'd like to share a menopause experience, take part in the menopause research or to make a request for a film showing and chat in your local area.
Excerpt from 'OUR MENOPAUSE'