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3 kickass women take on menopause

There’s nothing we love more than watching intelligent, inspiring, kickass women smash the menopause taboo. 💥

Last week, a founding member of Elektra’s clinical team, Jackie Giannelli, was a guest on Amy Schmidt’s Fearlessly Facing Fifty Live Show, alongside the wonderful Stacy London. In case you didn’t catch the live event, we pulled some of our favorite quotes:

“We age. That’s a privilege.”

“Women are living longer, and we have a lot of living left to do. I’m not going to sit around for 40 years, not take ownership of my health, and not understand what’s happening to me.”

– Stacy London, CEO of State Of and former host of What Not To Wear

“The collaborative spirit of women of a certain age is amazing.”

“We get to an age where we know the judgers are always gonna be there. We know that, as women, we’re constantly being judged. It’s not an “I don’t care,” but an acceptance that “this is who I am.”

– Amy Schmidt, host of the Fearlessly Facing Fifty podcast

“We have to stop apologizing for wanting things for ourselves.”

“There is no one-size-fits-all menopause experience.”

– Jackie Giannelli, 💜Elektra’s Family Nurse Practitioner & North American Menopause Society certified practitioner

Click below for the FULL event recording!


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State Of

State Of products are made for the needs of perimenopausal and post-menopausal skin, to help “raise your confidence and self-esteem by alleviating external symptoms, and removing the shame that surrounds them.” Hell to the yes.

Fearlessly Facing Fifty

Hosted by the inimitable Amy Schmidt, this podcast empowers women 50+ to embrace their age and truly thrive. Amy’s array of awesome guests (present company included!) educate and inspire us daily.

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