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Lifestyle

From the Trenches: Face to Face with an Old and Persistent Attitude

By Faith Childs
by Faith Childs | bio Inasmuch as we at Women’s Voices for Change are in the mind-changing business — trying to get women and others to think differently about menopause and menopausal women — I offer a report from the trenches of a different aspect of the mind-changing business. WVFC Board Member Faith Childs It was for me yet another…
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Politics

Conference of Candidates’ Spouses: Women as Architects of Change?

By Faith Childs
by Faith Childs | bio It may be that Maria Shriver, former journalist, author and self-described "general assignment first lady," was correct when she asserted yesterday at a conference of candidates’ spouses in California that the "days of the ceremonial first lady" are bygone. According to Shriver, who is married to California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, spouses "have a role to…
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General Medical · Health

The Black Women’s Health Study

By Faith Childs
by Faith Childs | bio The Black Women’s Health Study, the largest epidemiologic study to date of black women’s health, is being conducted by Boston University School of Medicine in conjunction with Howard University College of Medicine. Initiated in 1995, the purpose of the study is to examine a large cohort of African American women for the effects of a…
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Books

Summer Reading: A Different Approach

By Faith Childs
by Faith Childs Conventional wisdom holds that we take to the lake house, beach or mountains with a pile of summer reading — light fare designed to entertain, to provide an escape from our normal existence. Beach reading, it’s called. The summer months are perfect for indulging in the guilty pleasure of plunging headlong into “la literature de gare,” as…
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Menopause

We Are Not a Generation

By Laura Baudo Sillerman
by Laura Sillerman  January is the customary time for restating intentions and revisiting missions. Figuratively and literally, we open the closet doors and rearrange things according to some plan or organizing principle that seems to make sense. As we open the metaphorical cabinets of Women’s Voices for Change, we revisit our mission: to revolutionize the meaning and perception of menopause…
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Lifestyle

The Permanence of Change

By Faith Childs
by Faith Childs Winter’s approach is a reminder of the impermanence of everything, of the constancy of change. Shorter days, darkness at five o’clock. Root vegetables and foods that fortify help to stave off the worst of the season as rosé yields to red wine, brandy and spirits, and Trollope replaces beach reading in preparation for the long haul. Accustomed…
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Menopause

What I Know For Certain: The Best Years of My Life

By Faith Childs
by Faith Childs An admission: I quaked just a bit when I joined with two bold women last year to serve as one the principals of Women’s Voices for Change. It was one thing to be part of a larger group which was concerned about changing the image of menopause. En masse, I was sure, our voices would be heard,…
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