If you’re going through menopause or are post-menopausal and are struggling with physical, emotional and other changes, you are 100% not alone. We’re seeing a vibrant trend of individuals in the U.S. claiming an authentic and mature sexuality past middle age. And more folks are speaking up about their experiences going through menopause and the effects of aging on their bodies, social and mental selves. Through these conversations, they are reducing the stigma attached to these life changes.
An example of such conversations is Menopause: A Comic Treatment. Nurse, cartoonist, and educator MK Czerwiec put together a collection of comics along with 28 other contributors who tell their own stories about going through menopause. The anthology is funny, intimate, and empowering — a must-read for individuals curious about menopause or looking for camaraderie around their experiences.
I interviewed MK about the collection and her advice to other folks going through this change. You can also join the virtual book launch party hosted by Women and Children First on Thursday, August 20 at 7pm.