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Menopause Whilst Black
Menopause Whilst Black
Karen Arthur

Opening a well overdue conversation about diversity in Menopause. Placing the menopausal experience of Black UK based women front and centre by... more

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No one knows YOUR body better!

Menopause Whist Black Season SIX Episode 2!  Our guest for Episode three this week is Dr Itunuwoluwa Johnson @DrShoCares. Dr... more

10 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
I am a Strong Black Woman and I am Proud of That

Menopause Whist Black Season SIX Episode 2! This weeks guest is Mary Martin, founder of fashion house Mary Martin London.... more

03 Apr 2024 · 47 minutes
I come from a place of joy - say 'YES' with your chest!

Menopause Whist Black Season SIX Episode 1! We're BAAAAACK!  Our guest this week is @theKarenArthur - ex teacher and fashion... more

27 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
“I Thought I Was Going To Self-combust On The Dance Floor!”

Menopause Whist Black Season 5 Episode 10!  The Finale! Our guest this week is Dr Zandile Ndlovu @zandi__ndvolu. Zimbabwean, Dr... more

24 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
“I’m Out of Eggs And I’m Completely Out Of F*cks!”

Our guest this week is inspirational Coach and mentor, Karen Charles @definitively_karen. Karen Charles is a Londoner with Grenadian... more

17 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
“I’m a Neuro-Divergent Peacock!”

 Adah (pronounced Ah-Dah) Parris has many titles including Life and Creative coach, Speaker and Artist. So many things to... more

10 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
“There’s no soldiering on in my vocabulary!”

Happy New Year! It’s 2024 and our FIFTIETH guest *runs around screaming excitedly* is the delightful Vanessa Afful of Made By... more

03 Jan 2024 · 45 minutes
"Dancing kept me sane. I dance like a hippie whenever I can!"

Our guest this week is Pauline Blackwood, founder of Pendulum Massage. Pauline, a former Textiles teacher was raised in Islington,... more

27 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
I'm Grateful To Be Alive!

Our guest this week is Karen Mannion, The Health Creator. Karen is a former PA who now helps women with... more

20 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
“The Mental Well-being Around Menopause is a Big Thing!”

Our guest this week is  Paula Stuart. Paula is a Menopause and Lifestyle Coach having been a nurse for 10+... more

13 Dec 2023 · 48 minutes
"I'm flooding! Who floods? Am I dead!?"

Our guest this week is Life coach and lead voice in Black maternal health Mars Lord Mother to five, Mars,... more

06 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
"Babes! I Think I Might Be Pregnant!!"

Our guest this week is founder of menopause support group Sister2SisterBU, Marcia Jones. 58 year old Londoner with Jamaican and... more

29 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
"How Can Someone Who Drinks So Little Water Produce so much Fluid?!"

Our guest for the first episode of Season Five is Jewellery Creative and founder of eponymous brand AngeB Designs, Angela... more

22 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Menopause Whilst Black Season 5 trailer

Welcome to Season 5 of Menopause Whilst Black  the Podcast! The podcast committed to sharing the stories of Black women*... more

27 Oct 2023 · 2 minutes
Hold Fast And Trust Your Instincts.

In this final episode of Season four Karen Arthur chats with star of stage, screen and radio, actress and Assistant... more

10 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
I Wasn't Ready To Have The Menopause Conversation With Myself!

In this episode Karen Arthur chats with Yoga teacher Yvonne O'Garro.  A proud East Londoner, with Monserratian heritage, Yvonne left... more

25 Mar 2023 · 1 hour,
There Is More Out There For Me. There Is More IN me!

In this episode Karen Arthur chats with her Film maker, Broadcaster, Wellness and Creative healing practitioner, Chantal Miller. Chantal, who... more

09 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Mother and Daughters Chat! On Moving Into Womanhood, Mental Health and Menopause.

In this episode Karen Arthur chats with her two daughters! Kareem Arthur is a London based writer and a mother.... more

21 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
My menopause is like whispers and shouts...sometimes it's like a whirlwind!

In this episode Karen Arthur chats with Marilyn Fontaine (MJ) who is a formally trainer lecturer and NLP practioner. She... more

02 Feb 2023 · 59 minutes
I scored top marks on my ADHD test! Where's MY Lollipop?

In this episode Karen Arthur chats with Jay Emme (pronounced ‘M’) . Jay is a Wedding cellist, Cello Coach and... more

28 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
I've pee'd myself in several malls! There! I've said it!

In this episode Karen Arthur chats with Carol King, . Originally from Birmingham, Former chef now TikTok sensation, Carol moved... more

28 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
A lot of the time they don't talk about Surgical Menopause. I wish more people did.

In this episode Karen Arthur chats with Valerie Lewis, life style model, Grief coach and Reiki practioner who is now... more

15 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
I burst into tears because I was listened to.

In this episode Karen Arthur chats with Mrs Amanda Allen, Specialist Oncology Dietician (and Karens younger sister) Amanda shares whole... more

02 Dec 2022 · 56 minutes
I'm A Talent Stacking, Intrepid Explorer...But That's Another Story!

Welcome to Season 4 of Menopause Whilst Black the Podcast. In this episode Karen Arthur chats with pro-ager Bybreen Samuels... more

16 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
Bonus! A Season Three Solo Summary And Big Sixty Shift Lessons... So Far.

The one where I talk to myself! It's been a while but let's round up Season Three with a summary,... more

17 Oct 2022 · 40 minutes
I'm a Post-Menopausal Menopause Doctor- I Talk About Menopause All The Time!

In conversation with ... Sexual health and HIV specialist Dr Nneka Nkwokolo. Nneka is also co-founder of Shades of Menopause... more

04 Aug 2022 · 53 minutes
"I Want to Do What Makes Me Happy!" The Boss Lady Speaks!

In conversation with ... Lisa Nestor aka The Boss Lady! Lisa, a proud East Londoner is of Jamaican heritage. She is... more

11 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
I denied my stress and it made me ill - now I go with the flow.

In conversation with ... Yoga and wellbeing coach, founder of body and diversity platform Curvesome Yoga and new author Donna... more

24 Jun 2022 · 45 minutes
"I see the policy, but I don't see the action!"

In conversation with ... The Menopause Stylist and ex BA performance manager Gloria Smythe. Gloria, who was raised in SE... more

09 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
The Two C's and the Three E's

Part 2 of a conversation with ... Psychotherapist, writer and public speaker, Dawn Estefan. In this episode Dawn continues to... more

29 May 2022 · 33 minutes
Church, Oprah or Sidepiece - Is that all there is left?

In conversation with ... Psychotherapist, writer and public speaker (and more besides!), Dawn Estefan. Dawn, who was raised in the... more

07 May 2022 · 51 minutes
My body has taken a battering...I've eaten the real Maureen!

In conversation with ... Parenting Consultant at ParentLab, Menopause educator at MAMM and grief supporter with The Kitchen Table, Maureen... more

22 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
"Bonus! A year of Menopause Whilst Black: What I've learnt"

Bonus New Year Episode! Host Karen Arthur shares a big fat thank you and recap of all her podcast guests... more

09 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
"I Noticed That My Summer Fan Was Still Going Strong In November!"

In conversation with Angie Greaves - Radio presenter (Spectrum, Choice, Magic, and now Smooth FM), Voiceover artist  and Fashion lover. ... more

26 Oct 2021 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Everything I Tried Wasn't Even Touching The Sides!

In conversation with ... Leadership Coach, Consultant, International Speaker and Twin, Michelle Moore. Straight talking South Londoner Michelle shares her... more

03 Sep 2021 · 54 minutes
Talk, Talk And Talk Some More...Especially To Your Daughters!

In conversation with ... Anita Powell, Bedfordshire based Menopause Campaigner, Community worker and award winning radio host, co-founder of safe... more

02 Sep 2021 · 43 minutes
Big People Tings! From Long Covid Woe To Street Skating Joy!

In conversation with ... Housing Professional, Empowerment Coach, Beauty, Style and Lifestyle Blogger Sonia Greyson-Newman.  We talk about finding out... more

31 Aug 2021 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
I've Worked Really Hard To Get This Confidence! I'm Going To Own That!

In conversation with ... Olympian, Life Coach, Mentor, Trainer, Mum and Wife, Michelle Griffith-Robinson. Ambassador for DiabetesUK, Womens Aid, Menopause... more

19 Aug 2021 · 49 minutes
'Bants' and Rants With Two Plant-based Eating, Partying Friends For Life.

In conversation with ... Officially Flexitarians Claudette aka 'Dimple' and Pamela aka 'Royalty P', long term friends and raving buddies... more

06 Aug 2021 · 59 minutes
An Actors Life, Training Joy, A Musical Path... and Jaffa Cakes.

In conversation with ... Judith Jacob, Actor , Writer, Fitness Trainer and Radio DJ. We discuss Grenada, Sarcoidosis in her... more

22 Jul 2021 · 1 hour,
My Mum Going Through The Change Was Just Big People Tings!

In conversation with ... Lorna Hamilton-Brown MBE, full time Artist and Craftivist and bold lippy wearer based in Hastings, East... more

07 Jul 2021 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
It's Not All 'Grumpy With A Fan'! I Want To Talk About The 'Icky' Stuff!

In conversation with ... Natasha Landers, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant, Interior Designer and daughter of the late Ras Malachi -... more

23 Jun 2021 · 54 minutes
From House Music to Holistic Therapy and Dancing Out Your Prayers!

In conversation with ...Carol Leeming MBE FRSA  - Proud 'Jam-tiguan', Leicesterian and multi-award winning, multi-disciplinary artist in literature, performing arts... more

12 Jun 2021 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
"Cross Your Legs and Don't Mess About With Boys" Sex Ed 101.

Welcome! Season Two begins with Karen Arthur in conversation with Nicola Brierley - Wife and mother of three, Founder of... more

26 May 2021 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Reclaiming Menopause: Creativity, Curiosity and Connection.

In conversation with ...Eileen Bellot -  Writer, Director and Changemaker. Our final episode of Series 1. Dominican Eileen is an... more

21 Apr 2021 · 58 minutes
"But...are you SURE?!" Confessions of a Happy Post Menopausal Black Woman!

In conversation with ...Professor Laura Serrant OBE - Global diversity and Inclusive practice specialist, professional speaker, and experienced coach. Laura... more

07 Apr 2021 · 54 minutes
Working 9 to 5 amidst Menopausal Mayhem! From confusion to confidence with style!

In conversation with ...Fay Reid -  Executive assistant and founder of social media platform and blog 9to5menopause.  Always honest and... more

22 Mar 2021 · 48 minutes
"The sun came and sat down next to us!" Somebody DO something!

In conversation with ...Esther Poyer - Life coach, creative write and writing workshop facilitator. Esther's website  www.estherpoyer.com Instagram/Twitter @thelivingfruits... more

09 Mar 2021 · 50 minutes
Trees, Words and Hope. Welcoming the light between the cracks.

Karen Arthur in conversation with Jackee Holder - Coach Facilitator, Author of 4 books, journalling expert, nature lover and tree... more

23 Feb 2021 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Why 'Cute and Muted' Deserves the BOOT!

In Episode 6 I chat with Image and Business Consultant, Trainer and Pastor, Evelyn Femi-Paul. Evelyn, who 'proudly Nigerian', shares... more

16 Jan 2021 · 54 minutes
From Script Writing to Sun Salutations. Yoga for every BODY!

Oh just two black UK based women in their fifties talking about menopause. No biggie! Fashion Creative and Embracer of... more

01 Jan 2021 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Life, death, grief, change...and joy...on repeat!

Relationship expert and veteran podcast host, Natalie Lue of Baggage Reclaim takes us through her peri-menopause experience so far. We... more

18 Dec 2020 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Pommy and peri-menopause - You can take the girl out of Slough...

Karen talks to UK born Australia based Stylist and thrifted fashion expert Julia Browne about accidentally discovering she was in... more

27 Nov 2020 · 50 minutes
Shape shifting, 'Rona boobies and US Elections during a global pandemic

Oh just two black women in their fifties talking about menopause. No biggie! A lil' swerve. Fashion Creative Karen Arthur... more

06 Nov 2020 · 59 minutes
"I sat down for five years" Chronic Fatigue Syndrome to radical self care.

Oh just two black UK based women in their fifties talking about menopause. No biggie! First episode! Fashion Creative and... more

26 Oct 2020 · 50 minutes
Menopause Whilst Black

Opening a well overdue conversation about diversity in Menopause. Placing the menopausal experience of Black UK based women front and... more

08 Oct 2020 · 2 minutes
Menopause Whilst Black
Life, death, grief, change...and joy...on repeat!
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Relationship expert and veteran podcast host, Natalie Lue of Baggage Reclaim takes us through her peri-menopause experience so far. We talk disappearing... more