Dec 10, 2019
On this week’s podcast, we speak with Darcey Steinke, author of Flash Count Diary: Menopause and the Vindication of Natural Life. When menopause hit, she set out on a quest to better understand what was happening to her body and her identity as a woman. The result is an extraordinary memoir that is more than personal. It is a cultural quest to examine menopause through the lens of science, history, animal nature, and supernatural and patriarchal systems of belief. For Darcey, hot flashes became a conduit to self-discovery. Perhaps menopause is more than just a cluster of symptoms, but rather something vast and deep for us to experience.
Darcey is also the author of Easter Everywhere and five novels: Sister Golden Hair, Milk, Jesus Saves, Suicide Blonde, and Up Through the Water.
Flash Count Diary is available on Amazon or at your local book store.