Emily Savage Kayla Gilbert UNPAUSE
Tauira / StudentsEmily Savage, Kayla Gilbert
Kaitautoko / ContributorNick Mooney
Kaiako / LecturerNicola Hardcastle
SchoolUniversity of Technology Sydney
Menopause is a completely natural part of life. Half the population will experience it, yet the world pretends it doesn’t exist. But it does. And it shows up in many different ways. With 93% of people feeling surprised by their symptoms, it’s time that menopause was represented as more than an old, batshit crazy lady with a hot flush. It’s time to make diverse menopause experiences visible.
That’s why we’ve launched UNPAUSE; a campaign, a platform, a conversation, uncovering menopausal experiences that are hiding in plain sight.
Launching a series of real-world interruptions, UNPAUSE disrupts content made by people who have/will transition to menopause, alerting us to how prevalent and diverse menopause is. Leading people to our microsite, we debunk myths and provide the resources and support needed to educate and amplify individual experiences. Alerting the public to the vast amount of people transitioning and their unique stories, UNPAUSE positively disrupts stigmas and educates the mainstream.
Enough ignorance. Let’s see real representation. It’s time to UNPAUSE the menopause conversation.