Dear Friends,

How ridiculous is it that menopause remains a relatively taboo subject even though it affects almost every woman on the planet? Luckily, this is changing, thanks to forums like our Facebook Group, and the many strong, sexy women out there who share their stories. (Exhibit A: this panel on Sex & Aging.) Given the Woolfer mission to reclaim (and redefine!) the experience of aging from the shadows, we were excited to learn of an extremely cool event coming to Brooklyn in August: The Menopause Project, a “Pop-Up Shop” featuring experts, workshops, and organic conversations about the many aspects of menopause (emotional, physiological, spiritual, the whole shebang). Artist and organizer Nancy Nowacek, who also co-wrote Menopause: An Imperfect Guide with Sasha Davies, hopes TMP will eventually become a template for similar events around the country. If you’re in the area, please check it out!

In other inspiring news this week, we celebrate these three amazing women: Anne Olivier Bell, the editor of Virginia Woolf’s diaries (102!); Mary Ellis, a pioneering aviator and one of Britain’s last female World War II pilots (101!); and Susan Unterberg, the previously anonymous donor who has given millions of dollars to over-40 female artists for the past 22 years. And we can’t resist also sharing this photo essay featuring the women of the San Francisco Fire Department. Trailblazers, indeed.

The Woolfer

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Woolfer Reads

The memoir Educated by Tara Westover is a current Woolfer favorite.

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Woolf PAC

A national collective of women, Woolf PAC supports progressive non-profits — large and small — at risk in our current political environment. Members contribute $25/month for four grant rounds. Last quarter, we donated grants in the amount of $7,374 to organizations advocating criminal justice reform. Our current focus is Protect Immigrant Families. Members have until September 3rd to nominate a deserving non-profit and one month to cast their vote for their favorite one. Join us!

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The Woolfer Newsletter Team
Stephanie Staal and Nina Collins have worked together and adored each other since 1994 when they were both babies in the world of book publishing. Stephanie is a lawyer, journalist, & author of READING WOMEN, and Nina is the founder of "What Would Virginia Woolf Do?" Hillary Richard is also a lawyer and co-host of the Raging Gracefully podcast. Sidney Morss is a recent NYU grad and the youngest member of our team.