Menopause Hit Darcey Steinke Hard First Came Hot Flashes Then Insomnia Then Depression As She Struggled To Express What Was Happening To Her, She Came Up Against A Culture Of Silence Throughout History, The Natural Physical Transition Of Menopause Has Been Viewed As Something To Deny, Fear, And Eradicate Menstruation Signals Fertility And Life, And Childbirth Is Revered As The Ultimate Expression Of Womanhood Menopause Is Seen As A Harbinger Of Death Some Books Steinke Found Promoted Hormone Replacement Therapy Others Encouraged Acceptance But Steinke Longed To Understand Menopause In A Complex, Spiritual, And Intellectually Engaged Way.In Flash Count Diary, Steinke Writes Frankly About Aspects Of Menopause That Have Rarely Been Written About Before She Explores The Changing Gender Landscape That Comes With Reduced Hormone Levels, And Lays Bare The Transformation Of Female Desire And The Realities Of Prejudice Against Older Women Weaving Together Her Personal Story With Philosophy, Science, Art, And Literature, Steinke Reveals That In The Seventeenth Century, Women Who Had Hot Flashes In Front Of Others Could Be Accused Of Being Witches That The Model For Duchamp S FamousTant Donn S Was A Post Reproductive Woman And That Killer Whales One Of The Only Other Species On Earth To Undergo Menopause Live Long Post Reproductive Lives Flash Count Diary, With Its Deep Research, Open Play Of Ideas, And Reverence For The Female Body, Will Change The Way You Think About Menopause It S A Deeply Feminist Book Honest About The Intimations Of Mortality That Menopause Brings While Also Arguing For The Ascendancy, Beauty, And Power Of The Post Reproductive Years.
Darcey Steinke is the daughter of a Lutheran minister She grew up in upstate New York Connecticut Philadelphia and Roanoke, Virginia She is a graduate of Cave Spring High School, Goucher College, and the University of Virginia, where she received a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing She also completed a Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University Steinke teaches creative writing at Princ
- 240 pages
- Flash Count Diary
- Darcey Steinke
- 23 February 2017 Darcey Steinke