Let me begin by saying how grateful I am to all the early adopters who have been visiting this site, subscribing to our email list (veer right!), liking Menopause Chicks on Facebook and started following us on Twitter. The feedback has been oh-so-encouraging, and it underscores the unspoken desire to crack open the conversation.
Speaking of feedback, I have a couple things to share:
- Within one week of publicly launching Menopause Chicks, Erin Ellis published this article in the Vancouver Sun. Ellis mentioned Poise’s 2nd Talk campaign (we’ll be reviewing that later this month) and a few other menopause related businesses. Here are some of the quotes from the article–which ones do you identify with?
- “Many women breeze through it without noticing much of a change, but between 15 and 30 per cent of women go to their doctors looking for help to cope with the symptoms.”
- “People feel like they just have to put up with it.”
- “As more women get there, the more noise they’ll make and they will be looking for more.”
- Erin and I had the opportunity to chat, and she wrote this blog post that afternoon about sorting through the deluge of information on menopause
- Friends and friends-of-friends have been kindly filling my INbox with feedback too. I especially liked this one and decided to share it:
I almost fell over as I was entering the world built in Menopause Chicks. I am rarely totally surprised by somebody’s choices but you have always been pretty enigmatic, so who knows what is going on in that pretty head of yours. For somebody who normally has a pretty closed Kimono, you sure are opening up a delicate conversation. You have many layers, Onion Girl.I love Menopause Chicks and it sure is timely for me and I see that some of my friends are following too!