WordUp Panel with Mona Eltahawy
You’re invited to a book launch party and panel discussion for “Menopause Bootcamp” by Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz with Marjorie Korn, in conversation with Mona Eltahawy at Recirculation, a project of Word Up Community Bookshop. “Menopause Bootcamp: Optimize Your Health, Empower Your Self, and Flourish as You Age” is a holistic guide to empower women during this natural life stage; not just to survive but thrive.
“I feel a thousand times smarter after reading Menopause Bootcamp. Why does no one tell us?? As a woman approaching a certain age, I’m so grateful to Dr. Suzanne for demystifying and educating on this very natural process with her compassion and humor and experience. This book is so rich with important information that I can return to it for years to come.” — Rashida Jones, Grammy Award-winning actor, writer, and producer
This event is a $5 suggested donation ticket. Please register in advance.
In compliance with Word Up Community Safety guidelines, all attendees for this event must remain masked at all times. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the event so we can check vaccination cards and ID.
Recirculation, a project of Word Up Community Bookshop, is located at 876 Riverside Drive (near 160th St.) in Washington Heights, NYC. You can take the 1 train to 157th St., A/C train to 163rd St., and the M4 and M5 to Broadway and 159/160th.
ABOUT THE BOOK
The doctor known for her “Menopause Bootcamp” gatherings, shares her 360-degree holistic approach to this natural life stage in this empowering and joyful guide to help women not just survive this physiological and psychological transition, but thrive.
Over the course of her twenty-year medical career, Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz noticed a shocking dearth of information and support for women beginning and experiencing menopause. For too long, this crucial stage in women’s lives has been given perfunctory notice in medical schools and is often either a hidden secret or the punchline to a joke—denying women the information and support they need. This disregard, coupled with the unconscious misogyny and ageism that run rampant in our culture, portrays menopause as something to be afraid of, and worse, adds a patina of shame around the blessing of aging and the beginnings of a new, normal, and enriching phase in a woman’s life.
Known across Los Angeles for her Menopause Bootcamp retreats, Dr. Suzanne, as her patients call her, believes that the 27 million women entering menopause each year deserve thoughtful, candid, modern, holistic information about the physical and psychological issues that arise in this transitional stage, including changes in libido, metabolism, body image, and fears over genetic age-related illnesses. She contends that menopause is a whole life condition and deserves a wide-ranging approach that combines meditation, yoga, therapy, herbal supplements, along with the most-up-to-date science and conventional medical solutions.
Packed with answers to common questions and helpful insights, infused with Dr. Suzanne’s expert, but warm, and sometimes, laugh-out-loud honesty, Menopause Bootcamp is a welcome invitation to embrace and even celebrate this remarkable developmental phase in the lives of women. It’s a welcome reminder that life doesn’t end at menopause—it’s the start of something new and wonderful.
ABOUT THE PANELISTS
A diplomat of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz received her medical degree in 1996 from the USC School of Medicine and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and UCLA. Dr. Gilberg-Lenz is involved in women’s empowerment and public education, and appears frequently as an expert in women’s health and integrative medicine on TV, in print, and online. She was board-certified in integrative and holistic medicine in 2008 and completed her clinical Ayurvedic Specialist degree at California College of Ayurveda in 2010. Dr. Gilberg-Lenz has appeared on Today, CNN Headline News, and Steve Harvey. Dr. Gilberg-Lenz is cofounder of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s Green Committee and is deeply committed to the promotion of healing that involves individuals, families, communities, and the planet.
Mona Eltahawy is a feminist author, commentator, and disruptor of patriachy. She is founder and editor-in-chief of the newsletter FEMINIST GIANT and her opinion essays have appeared in media across the world. “Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution” (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux 2015) targeted patriarchy in the Middle East and North Africa and her second “The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls” (Beacon Press 2019) took that disruption worldwide. She is a contributor to the upcoming anthology “This Arab is Queer “and is editing the anthology “Bloody Hell! And Other Stories: Adventures in Menopause from Across the Personal and Political Spectrums.”
Marjorie Korn (moderator) is a New York-based writer, editor, and podcaster specializing in health and medicine. She teaches in the Department of Narrative Medicine at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. She has received national investigative journalism awards for stories on cyberstalking and the inner workings of The Alamo. Marjorie lives in Washington Heights and is a member of the Word Up collective.
WORD UP COMMUNITY SAFETY GUIDELINES
All attendees ages 2 and older must wear a mask at all times when indoors at the store and during events at Word Up and Recirculation.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Word Up Community Bookshop reserves the right to cancel events for any reason, including but not limited to safety concerns.
CODE OF CONDUCT: Please note Word Up has a zero tolerance policy for harassment or intimidation of any kind during any event, virtual or in-person. Please read our Safe Space Policy for more information. Anyone violating these rules will be expelled from the event at the discretion of the organizers.
PHOTOS & RECORDING: Events may be recorded, and video and photos may be posted on our website, social media, and elsewhere. If you would prefer not to be visible, please let a Word Up team member know.
PRIVACY: Registrants will be added to the Word Up mailing list. Your contact information will never be shared or sold. You may unsubscribe or update your subscription at any time.
PHYSICAL ACCESSIBILITY: Recirculation is a wheelchair-accessible space with one ramp from the street level down to the store. Most of the shelves are on wheels and can be moved to provide additional access. The bathrooms are not yet ADA compliant and do not yet have a changing table but are gender neutral. The events are mic’d for sound and videos are captioned when possible. Free ASL interpretation is available for most programs upon request. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request interpretation as early as possible. If you have specific questions about the space or how an event can be made more accessible to you, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com.