33 episodes

Opening a well overdue conversation about diversity in Menopause. Placing the menopausal experience of Black UK based women front and centre by sharing their stories. Giving a hug, a hand or a high five to those supporting, dreading, suffering or thriving through menopause. Because, believe it or not, there's a lot to celebrate too! 

Hosted by Karen Arthur.

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Join the  @Menopause Whilst Black conversation on Instagram. 

Artwork: Kareem Arthur

Music: The Garden State by @audiobinger 

Menopause Whilst Black Karen Arthur

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 47 Ratings

Opening a well overdue conversation about diversity in Menopause. Placing the menopausal experience of Black UK based women front and centre by sharing their stories. Giving a hug, a hand or a high five to those supporting, dreading, suffering or thriving through menopause. Because, believe it or not, there's a lot to celebrate too! 

Hosted by Karen Arthur.

Menopause Whilst Black  favourite tunes Spotify playlist

Join the  @Menopause Whilst Black conversation on Instagram. 

Artwork: Kareem Arthur

Music: The Garden State by @audiobinger 

    I'm A Talent Stacking, Intrepid Explorer...But That's Another Story!

    I'm A Talent Stacking, Intrepid Explorer...But That's Another Story!

    Welcome to Season 4 of Menopause Whilst Black the Podcast. In this episode Karen Arthur chats with pro-ager Bybreen Samuels on being a Black woman in Tech and owning fearlessness as we age. We talk about how she experienced her fibroids, her post-menopausal journey and helping baby-boomers to thrive during the third act of their lives. Contact Bybreen via the links below if you are interested in access to her exclusive listener offer. Dont forget to mention MWBPod!
    Notes:
    Learn about mirrorwork on MindBodyGreen blog  or  What is Mirror Work by Louisa Hay
    Socials:
    @bybreensamuels on LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter. 
    bybreensamuels@gmail.com
    Join us on The Joy Retreat Barbados in May 2023. for Black people experiencing any stage of menopause.
    We hope you find something that resonates. Remember to consult a qualified health professional before trying any of the steps mentioned within this episode. Opinions are speakers own. Edited by: Erin Maguire Artwork: K. Arthur Music: Garden State - Audiobinger Follow @Menopausewhilstblack on socials . Dance to our Spotify playlist featuring guests fave tunes. Email thekarenarthur@mail.com to say hi/thank you/I love you or if you'd like to find out more on how to sponsor an episode. And don't forget to subscribe, rate and review on this platform so that we can reach the people who need to hear us. Be gentle with yourself ok? x

    • 1 hr 23 min
    My body has taken a battering...I've eaten the real Maureen!

    My body has taken a battering...I've eaten the real Maureen!

    In conversation with ... Parenting Consultant at ParentLab, Menopause educator at MAMM and grief supporter with The Kitchen Table, Maureen Anderson . Jamaican heritage and Birmingham born Maureen is a gatherer of people and a calm voice within the menopause space. We talk about how grief has impacted her life and her menopause and how supporting others, especially Black women, has helped her own healing...along with walks and her new furry friend! Links: www.maureen_anderson.co.uk  and @mamm20_20   Join me in Barbados 2023 on The Joy Retreat for Black menopausal women. We hope you find something that resonates. Remember to consult a qualified health professional before trying any of the steps mentioned within this episode. Opinions are speakers own. Edited by: www.beyongolia.com Artwork: K. Arthur Music: Garden State by Audiobinger Follow  @Menopausewhilstblack on Instagram or Facebook . Dance to our  Spotify playlist featuring lovely guests favourite tunes. Email thekarenarthur@mail.com if you're a nice human. Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and Spotify so that we can reach the people who need to hear us. Be gentle with yourself ok? x

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Church, Oprah or Sidepiece - Is that all there is left?

    Church, Oprah or Sidepiece - Is that all there is left?

    In conversation with ... Psychotherapist, writer and public speaker (and more besides!), Dawn Estefan. Dawn, who was raised in the Caribbean, comes from a long line of Curandera - female folk healers - which she herself became after suddenly leaving her former equally successful life in the entertainment industry in her early 40s. We talk about living with her faith and a challenging health condition and how she manages this and her menopause symptoms, having entered premature menopause at 30 years old. This is part 1 of 2 episodes. Links: www.dawnestefan,com and @dawn_estefan_psyche  Come with me to Barbados in May 2023 for The Joy Retreat for Black menopausal women. We hope you find something that resonates. Remember to consult a qualified health professional before trying any of the steps mentioned within this episode. Opinions are speakers own. Edited by: www.beyongolia.com Artwork: K. Arthur Music: Garden State - Audiobinger Follow @Menopausewhilstblack on Instagram or Facebook . Dance to our Spotify playlist featuring guests fave tunes. Email thekarenarthur@mail.com if you can be nice or you'd like to sponsor this podcast. Subscribe, rate and review on this platform so that we can reach the people who need to hear us. Be gentle with yourself ok? x

    • 51 min
    The Two C's and the Three E's

    The Two C's and the Three E's

    Part 2 of a conversation with ... Psychotherapist, writer and public speaker, Dawn Estefan. In this episode Dawn continues to bust some myths (oo-er!) goes into more detail about her self care 'routine'. This is a beautiful ode to Black women and the importance of learnng to love our changing bodies. Listen to part 1. Links: www.dawnestefan,com and @dawn_estefan_psyche  
    Come with us to Barbados in May 2023 for The Joy Retreat An invitation for Black women in all stages of menopause. Early bird offer ends 30.06.22.
    We hope you find something that resonates. Remember to consult a qualified health professional before trying any of the steps mentioned within this episode. Opinions are speakers own. Edited by: www.beyongolia.com Artwork: K. Arthur Music: Garden State - Audiobinger Follow @Menopausewhilstblack on Instagram or Facebook . Dance to our Spotify playlist featuring guests fave tunes. Email thekarenarthur@mail.com if you can be nice or you'd like to sponsoring this podcast. Subscribe, rate and review on this platform so that we can reach the people who need to hear us. Be gentle with yourself ok? x

    • 33 min
    "I see the policy, but I don't see the action!"

    "I see the policy, but I don't see the action!"

    In conversation with ... The Menopause Stylist and ex BA performance manager Gloria Smythe. Gloria, who was raised in SE London, talks about her Jamaican mothers stoic views on menopause as well as growing up in 70s SE London to working as the only Black BA performance manager. Gloria, a clothing technician and joy bringer, feels compelled to help menopausal women reclaim their fashion style. She shares her thoughts on menopause workplace policies and the importance of real education at work.
    Links: www.gloriasmythe.com and @themenopausestylist 
    Join me in Barbados in May 2023 for The Joy Retreat for Black women in any stage of menopause. Read more www.thekarenarthur.com
    We hope you find something that resonates. Remember to consult a qualified health professional before trying any of the steps mentioned within this episode. Opinions are speakers own.
    Edited by: www.beyongolia.com Artwork: K. Arthur Music: Garden State - Audiobinger Follow @Menopausewhilstblack on Instagram or Facebook . Dance to our Spotify playlist featuring guests fave tunes. Email thekarenarthur@mail.com if you can be nice or you'd like to find out more on how to sponsor this podcast. Subscribe, rate and review on this platform so that we can reach the people who need to hear us. Be gentle with yourself ok? x

    • 1 hr 3 min
    I denied my stress and it made me ill - now I go with the flow.

    I denied my stress and it made me ill - now I go with the flow.

    In conversation with ... Yoga and wellbeing coach, founder of body and diversity platform Curvesome Yoga and new author Donna Noble. Donna tells us how the sudden onset of Bells Palsy (face paralysis) helped to play a part in finally quitting her stressful job and immersing herself fully  in the Yoga world. Donna shares tips on starting a regular yoga practise for absolute beginners stating that 'Every body is a Yoga body'. Now a published author Donnas new book "Teaching Body Posititve Yoga' (Jessica Kingsley publishers) is for tutors and students alike. An anthogology with her valuable contribution "Forgiveness is the hardest thing - a collection  of short stories'(Leschenault press)  has been avilable since January 2022. Donna is co-hosting a Yoga retreat in French chateau in September 2022. Links: www.Thenobleartofyoga.co.uk  and @donnanobleyoga 
    Your invitation to join me in Barbados in May 2023 for The Joy Retreat is open. For Black women in any stage of menopause. Read more www.thekarenarthur.com
    We hope you find something that resonates. Remember to consult a qualified health professional before trying any of the steps mentioned within this episode. Opinions are speakers own.
    Edited by: www.beyongolia.com  Artwork: K. Arthur Music: Garden State - Audiobinger Follow @Menopausewhilstblack on Instagram or Facebook . Dance to our Spotify playlist featuring guests fave tunes. Email thekarenarthur@mail.com if you can be nice or you'd like to find out more on how to sponsor this podcast. Subscribe, rate and review on this platform so that we can reach the people who need to hear us. Be gentle with yourself ok? x

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

PinotNoir67 ,

THANK YOU KAREN!

Wowsa! Have been meaning to tune in since lockdown but alas just tuned into my first episode and blown away by sheer level of openness, honesty and such warmth and safety provided by you Karen. This will be a game changer for me as think shied away from
listening as didn't know where I was on menopause journey during lockdown and 2020 was A LOT in so many ways. But now feel this is such a valuable resource listening to women who look like me talk about menopause YASS Karen! Thank You and to everyone who shared their journey, THANK YOU💜💜

Wordy-wife ,

Just what I need

Being black and peri menopausal this podcast has been a god send! It’s helped me so much to hear other women sharing their personal stories and experiences. I have listened to all episodes and need more!!

Az - Purple Princess ,

A ‘must listen and share!’

I stumbled across this podcast last year and have been listening ever since. As a black woman who is peri menopausal it has been invaluable to hear other women’s journeys. It’s lovely listening to women (including Karen) being so open and honest.

This should have been made donkeys years ago but very glad I have this podcast in my life now.
Well done Karen and a massive thank you for identifying this important gap and filling it, so well. Keep up the great work. 🙌🏾💜👌🏾

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