We’ve grown up with Patsy Kensit, from her childhood debut in a Bird’s Eye Peas ad, to her decades of successful acting. And let’s not forget the Cool Britannia Liam Gallagher years. Now 51, she reveals how menopause made her feel she was losing her mind.
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Cally is a comedian, writer, speaker and business mentor. She has held senior positions at some of the biggest media companies in the world including MTV, and taken her stand up show from the Edinburgh Fringe to the BBC. For her, menopause has been overwhelming, but also the catalyst for some of her best life decisions. Follow her @callybeatoncomedian
Dr Stephanie Goodwin is one of MPowered Women’s medical experts, and is a GP and British Menopause Society specialist. She has a private practice in London and works at Guys Hospital specialist menopause clinic. For her, midlife is fun and empowering - especially when she's singing jazz.
Dr Shahzadi Harper is a menopause and wellbeing doctor specialising in optimising women’s health at The Harper Clinic, on London’s Harley Street. Her own perimenopause journey has been challenging, but now she says she’s regained her power and has never been so proud to be a woman.
Rebecca Booth MD is a US gynaecologist and obstetrician, and the co-founder of VENeffect anti-ageing skincare. She has practiced medicine for over 30 years, and been featured in, amongst others, The Oprah Magazine and Good Housekeeping. She refers to the menopause as her ovarian retirement plan, and says the key is for women to support each other through it.
Broadcaster Kay Burley, host of Sky News weekdays, is the longest-serving newsreader on British television. After almost 30 years in the job, she considers travelling to Washington to interview Hillary Clinton on International Women’s Day as a stand-out moment. This is, she says, the best time in history to be a midlife woman.
A pioneer of Pilates in the UK, and CEO of Ten Health & Fitness, Joanne is passionate about the power of exercise and wellbeing to help with menopausal symptoms. Stressed and blindsided by perimenopause when she was 44, she’s determined that other women should better informed and prepared than she was.
Emma is a fully registered nutritional therapist with a particular interest in the menopause. As a health expert, she was expecting perimenopause in her 40s, but wasn't prepared for the anxiety and unbearable sense of emptiness. She shares how she felt like she was unravelling bit by bit, and how she got her sense of self back.
Despite a career in women’s magazines, the co-founder of MPowered Women was clueless about the perimenopause, and blindsided when symptoms hit. Thanks to HRT, Saska has her anxiety and daily feelings of doom under control, and is determined to break the taboos around menopause and help other women power through it.
How does an ex Vogue editor handle menopause? Ask Christa D’Souza. The 59-year old journalist and author, who has written for everyone from Vogue to Vanity Fair, was so taken aback by her symptoms that she wrote a book to find out how best to deal with them. Saying goodbye to alcohol was her first step to sanity.