Darcey Steinke has written a wholly original book about menopause. And it's wonderful.

Flash Count Diary book

She starts with her own experience, then leads us on a journey that explores the biological, sociological, and cultural realities women have faced and continue facing during this part of their lives.

And how it's time those "realities" underwent some real scrutiny.

In Flash Count Diary: Menopause and the Vindication of Natural Life, Darcey argues that menopause can and should be transformative – a unique opportunity to embrace a new, rich, potentially very altered self.

Once Gennev CEO Jill Angelo heard Darcey on NPR's All Things Considered, she was eager to meet the woman who spoke so openly and honestly about the changes menopause can have on bodies, sex, relationships, and our own identities as women.

When she learned Darcey was coming to Seattle (home to Gennev HQ) to speak about her book, Jill reached out.

What follows is an incredibly lively, fun, and inspiring conversation. We hope you enjoy it, and if you're able to attend Darcey's show in Seattle, we'll see you there!

Learn more about Darcey Steinke and check out her schedule of events. Go straight to the source: Buy the book.

Have you read Darcey's book yet (we hear it's awesome for book clubs) or will you attend any of her events? We'd love to hear your thoughts. Please join us in our public forums, leave us a note on the Gennev Facebook page, or join our community in Midlife & Menopause Solutions, our closed Facebook group.