I’m really excited about this episode—as a guest, we’ve got Darcey Steinke, author of the fascinating book Flash Count Diary: Menopause and the Vindication of Natural Life. You’d think an episode on menopause would be a bummer to listen to, but in fact it’s really inspiring—Darcey’s take on The Change is so refreshing, smart, and positive, and listening will put you in a good mood, promise. Tune in on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Also, thanks to all of you who listened in to our debut episode and left such positive reviews, we are already ranked #22 in our category! Go Team Everything is Fine!
“And I say to you, I have also decided to stick with love, for I know that love is ultimately the only answer to humankind’s problems. And I’m going to talk about it everywhere I go. I know it isn’t popular to talk about it in some circles today. And I’m not talking about emotional bosh when I talk about love; I’m talking about a strong, demanding love. For I have seen too much hate… and I say to myself that hate is too great a burden to bear.”—Martin Luther King, “Where Do We Go From Here?”
Is it true that after a woman turns 40 or thereabouts, she becomes invisible? In our first episode, Tally and I grapple with this maddening notion, and attempt to come to terms with it—and even to find an upside to it. Along the way, we also cover any number of other topics: Sassy lore, the superiority of Japanese and Korean cotton pads, what we never leave the house without and more. Listen on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify—it’s as easy as clicking on the link. Tally and I recorded this episode in Montreal, where she lives, and had only just met in person a couple of hours before hitting the recording studio, and (to me) it’s pretty clear we’re getting our sea legs in this first episode and getting to know each other, but I think it’s lots of fun, and very, very much look forward to hearing what you think. All subsequent episodes will have guests, and the next episode will be in two weeks.
I was born in Houston, Texas in 1964 and have lived in New York City since 1988. I had a long career in magazines, working at Sassy, Elle, New York, and Spin, and in 2000, I founded Lucky magazine, which I edited for ten years.