Menopause, Sisterhood and Tennis

“You the only one who can say what you can and cannot do.”
—Gramma Fun

Like many women of the baby-boom generation, Alice Wilson-Fried found the specter of menopause looming over her as a sinister figure, come to take her womanhood, her mind, her energy, and her enthusiasm for life. Surrounded by popular representations of aging as a devastating illness to be fought against with all one’s strength, and seeing in medical literature the hormonal changes of menopause likened to a mental illness, she withered in despair.

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