In early 2018, whilst undertaking a copywriting project about Menopause, Sharon had a quick chat with Trudy about data analysis. What started out as a chat about data turned into a larger conversation, and The Menopause Effect was born.
Here’s a fun stat: over 1.5 million Australian women are in menopause at any one time. Do you know whether you are one of them?
In our world talking about data or work or shopping is commonplace… but when it comes to menopause, talk seems to be off the table.
Even our sisters, aunts, mothers and grandmothers … who all went through it … never really talked about it.
And it always amazes us that in 2018 there are still so few women who have no idea what they’re going through, about to go through or have just been through.
*So why is menopause still a taboo subject?
*Why is it that we don’t talk about it?
*And why is it that we shouldn’t shut up about it and the impact it has on our lives, our work, our relationships and the perceptions we have of ourselves?
Menopause is a tricky, sometimes sweaty, journey that heralds in a new era of womanhood. It’s a time of metamorphosis and change (usually very uncontrolled).
In this forum, we’d love to talk with you about recognising symptoms (would you like a side of hot flushes with that family size block of chocolate?). We’ll also talk about strategies for combining menopause with work, parenting, sex and intimacy and most importantly how to emerge at the other end unscathed and still talking to the ones you love (or not if that’s your preference 😉).
It’s our hope that the work that we’re doing will create an open conversation about Menopause.