I did not expect the article I wrote for the Musicians’ Union in occasion of World Menopause Day 2020 to have such an impact. It makes me happy to see how all these healthy and very necessary conversations sparkled from it!
I bet that’s not a question most people ask themselves frequently. We are used to sweep that kind of topics under the rug. However, this is only a disservice to the entire community of musicians, including those that undergo menopause and those who don’t. For that reason, I wrote an article with all about it for the Musicians’ Union.
Recently my Guest Blog ‘The Journey Of A Menopausal Musician’ for the Musicians Union caught the attention of Jemma Tanswell, the Director of Reform Radio Station in Manchester. Jemma invited me to be a Guest on their Round Table discussion for International Women’s Day via Zoom.
I have deliberately delayed writing this post because I needed time to reflect on my position on this. It’s Painful. Black Lives Matter, so where do I stand?
Towards the end of December, the Musicians Union shared my article on menopausal musicians on their Twitter account. I am glad they keep the articles rotating to ensure more people who might benefit from them can read them.