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The Menopause Manifesto with Dr. Jen Gunter
June 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jen Gunter is the internationally renowned, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Vagina Bible, and has been called “the world’s most famous–and outspoken–gynecologist” (The Guardian), the internet’s OB/GYN, and one of the fiercest advocates for women’s health.
Jen’s last event at Kingston WritersFest sold out in a (hot) flash. Now, we are delighted to welcome her back with The Menopause Manifesto: Own Your Health with Facts and Feminism, an empowering treatise that counters stubborn myths and misunderstandings about menopause with hard facts, real science, fascinating historical perspective, and expert advice.
“Knowing what is happening to your body and that there are options is itself powerful medicine” says Jen, “menopause has only been about frailty and weakness because that was the messaging from a patriarchal society. The story I want people to know is about value, agency and voice, and the knowledge to keep yourself in the best of health while demanding an equal seat at the table. That is my manifesto.”
“Whether she is debunking the damage done by Freud or providing the low down on the science of sex, Dr. Gunter provides a frank, funny and thoroughly science-informed perspective. This is the exact kind of book the world needs right now.” —Timothy Caulfield, author of Relax, Dammit!
Books will be available for sale via Novel Idea books online here or by phone, including a limited number of signed copies. The event will be followed by a virtual audience Q&A.
Admission: Suggested ticket price $20.
We offer a sliding scale to allow greater participation from people with lower incomes. To do so, simply enter the amount you can afford to contribute to the event.
Monday June 21st
7:00PM – 8:00PM EDT
Zoom – includes Q&A via chat
– About the author –
Dr. Jen Gunter is an obstetrician and gynecologist with nearly three decades of experience as a vulvar and vaginal diseases expert. She is the author of the #1 national bestseller The Vagina Bible, and has been called Twitter’s resident gynecologist, the Internet’s OB/GYN, and a fierce advocate for women’s health. She writes two regular columns for The New York Times, called “The Cycle” (monthly) and “You Asked” (weekly), and has written for a broad range of outlets, from academic publications to The New Republic, Chatelaine, Self, The Cut, and many more.