The words strike fear into the heart of most women in the West. Menopause. Hot-Flash. Sweats. The list seems to go on in a terrible litany of what is awaiting women at the fulcrum of their lives.
I think we’ve been sold a bill of goods. Pharmaceutical companies and their shills have a vested interest in keeping women believing that their entire reproductive life is a pathology to be hidden away, shamed, perfumed, controlled, et al, ad nauseam. What I wonder is, why do we continue to buy into this farce? Please don’t misunderstand, I’m in NO way looking to diminish anyone’s experience with their menstrual health.
I am, however, striving to illuminate, educate, advocate for female well being and diminish the pathology that has become the Western woman’s to endure. This means a dismantling of the dominant paradigm. And women, we really need to stop this shit right now. Is this the life you want for your precious daughters, grand-daughters, nieces, sisters, mothers, grand-mothers? Then time to do everything in our power to change it. NOW.
Start by reclaiming your sovereignty. Take back control of your health and wellness. Don’t trust anyone to know what is happening within your very own body. Your glorious, delightfully unique chassis that carts the essence of you around. YOU, live in there. YOU know what it feels like. If your health provider doesn’t listen to you, fire them and find a new one.
Did you know that many, many midwives offer well-woman care? Oh, yes indeed. Or, if you utilize health (and I use the term loosely) insurance, many times well woman visits are free. Use them as information gathering sessions. And do your research. You have the world at your fingertips with easy access to information. Become your own best advocate.
Over the next few weeks, I’ll be offering insights into this most auspicious..yes, I said it…time of life for women. There is so much to unpack, let’s just start easy. I want to remind you how fabulous you are. You are worthy, amazing, and have gleaned much life wisdom… Incredible YOU!