Mona Eltahawy is editing a new collection of stories titled Bloody Hell! And Other Stories: Adventures in Menopause from Across the Personal and Political Spectrum. The anthology will be published by Unbound Publishing. Eltahawy discussed the upcoming book on Feminist Giant.
Unbound Publishing uses crowdfunding to publish books. Detailing the process, Eltahawy writes that “readers choose which books get written and published by pledging support. If they reach the funding target, then production can begin as with any traditional publisher.”
Bloody Hell! And Other Stories contains essays and stories written by people across the world around their reflections on menopause and reaching that stage in their lives. Some of the contributors to the anthology include Heather Corinna, Prof. Sunny Singh, Ann Marie McQueen, Sonora Jha, Dr. Jenn Salib Huber, Omisade Burney-Scott, and Tania Glyde.
Read Eltahawy’s description of the book and follow this link to make a donation towards the publication of such a groundbreaking and affirming book.
“If you have ever menstruated, you can go through menopause, a point in life that marks 12 months without a menstrual cycle. Once you’ve reached the point of 12 months without a menstrual cycle, you are post-menopausal.
It is not just cis women who experience menopause. Non-binary people, trans men and other gender non-conforming groups also experience menopause and do so under even greater levels of silence and taboo.
This anthology aims to expand the Menopause Moment/ Wave/ “Movement” beyond white and cis women.
And also, beyond merely the “symptoms.” This is not a medical textbook, nor a guide on how to “remedy” or “fix” anything.
Rather, it is a collection of menopausal people, each with their own entry point into that transition. There are as many menopause stories as people who have experienced menopause, and this anthology will showcase some of them, from people from all walks of life and all over the world.”