Davina McCall’s profile helped to catapult Menopause onto the global stage in 2021. The two Channel 4 documentaries brought menopause out of the shadows and under the global spotlight for the first time in history. Her courage in fronting the programmes has to be admired. Tackling a taboo subject was not going to be easy but she has been an amazing advocate.
Irelands trailblazer Grainne Seoige followed on with a super exploratory documentary on menopause in 2022.Meanapás: Meon Nua. Again 2022 was the year that menopause became mainstream on Irish TV for the first time in history. We were all delighted and excited to have had Grainne and the TG4 crew come to Waterford and feature the Midlife Women Rock Cafe. It is available to watch on the RTE player. https://youtu.be/cWWkmX7uKpM?si=BrqYldYDBWTwBmyL
Social and cultural change takes time, it evolves as more players enter into the Menopause arena-employers, workplaces, governments, men.
Menopause is a whole of society issue its impact is wide ranging! We have to keep talking.