I love hearing from you.

Sometimes you respond to my requests for feedback, and other times I receive articles, media bits and links that speak to my love of caring for women in menopause.

Little did you know that we are taking your input, your shares, and your feedback to heart as we evolve how genneve represents you: a beautifully diverse community of people of varying ages, ethnicity, countries, identities and social views.

With this in mind, we have been working behind the scenes on some exciting changes to genneve. You’ll come to learn more about those in the months ahead.

For now, I want to share some of the “forwards” that I’ve received over the past few weeks. Thank you for making sure I’m in the know. Seriously, we’re trending.

Thanks to Dawn for sending me the latest from Kristin Scott Thomas in Flea Bag and her monologue on how “…menopause is the most wonderful f-ing thing in the world”.

Joanne sent me the latest on CBD and menopause at Ellementa.

And then there’s Deborah Copaken’s entertaining article "Exploring the Link Between Menopause and Alzheimer’s" (it’s more entertaining that the title sounds and it casts a light on our favorite Alzheimer’s researcher and friend Dr. Lisa Mosconi).

In other news, a couple weeks back I asked you, What do we call “women in menopause”?

Here’s a handful of the responses I received. Thank you for being so opinionated.

“I like to be referenced first as a person, second as a leader, and third, if my reproductive organs must shade my entire identity, as a woman.”

“Primetime"

“I am a 55-year-old woman who finds the phrase 'the change' so impossibly simplistic, it almost offends me. …I like to think of it as a 'regeneration.'”

“…the Shifters, the Transitionals or (my personal favorite) the Sublimes. These would also be great all-female rock band names, but that's another story.”

“Age-EMBRACING”

“I’m a gennever. Feels easy on my tongue. I’m also a GenXer."

“As someone who went through menopause at 30, I really hate the terminology 'midlife' as it assumes, we are a homogeneous category all of the one age bracket which is clearly not the case. I have no problem with calling myself what I am: 'menopausal' or 'post-menopausal.'”

My takeaway is that we’re women. We’re beautiful and we have some time and experience under our belts, and we know who we are.

Thank you for keeping me current. Thank you for your creative thinking. And thank you for being part of the genneve tribe.

Keep it coming…

genneve CEO Jill Angelo


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