Social justice is both a political and philosophical concept that says that everyone should have equal access to health, wealth, well-being, justice, and opportunity. , No one should infringe upon another’s right to live, enjoy things, and be who they are.
We’re joined today by Rev. Dr. Constance Simon to discuss social justice, education, and how these two topics relate directly to our menopause journeys.
Rev. Dr. Simon has been an educator for over 40 years. Notably, she holds a Master’s in Supervision and Curriculum from the University of Ohio, as well as a Doctorate in Administration and Supervision from Atlanta University. With a wealth of experience under her belt, she’s worked as a college dean in both the public and private sectors. In addition, Her expertise and qualifications make her a true leader in the field. We’re proud to have her on board.
In addition to her impressive credentials, she has also earned her Masters of Divinity. Currently, Rev. Dr. Simon is a Jeremiah A. Wright Scholar for the McCormick Theological Seminary. Moreover, Her unwavering belief in education as a liberating force for all people is truly inspiring, and her passion for this cause is evident in all that she does.
In this episode, she discusses her menopause journey, the importance of community in menopause, and our identities as we age. Additionally, make sure to listen to this episode. We will learn and understand more about having a community of support in our menopausal years, which was one of my main reasons for creating this podcast.
Before anything else, Let’s go through a brief rundown of this episode:
(02:16) What is social justice?
(02:54) Rev. Dr. Simon talks about what menopause was like for her as she experienced it.
(04:27) The biggest challenge that she went through
(05:47) Taking supplements to deal with the manifesting symptoms of menopause
(07:11) One significant challenge was finding the right people to talk to. Most women are engulfed in so many concerns about others that they tend to put their personal needs on the back burner.
(08:58) Menopause forces women to stop and take a look at their lives.
(10:23) Women and heart disease
(11:54) The importance of reaching for help during menopause
(12:59) The Menopause Workshop is a community that helps educate women and men about how to approach menopause.
(14:20) Ageism and the fear of ageing
(15:11) What is life like right now for Rev. Dr. Simon after going through menopause for 20 years
Going through menopause is not the end of your life. On the contrary, it can change your worldview and thought process for the better. That’s it for today’s episode. Hope you gain insights on menopause and the significance of a proper support system from Rev. Dr. Constance Simon’s experience.
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Thanks a lot for tuning in, and see you in the next episode!