Halle Berry’s Shout-Out to Angela Bassett Celebrating This Career Milestone Is Real Friendship Goals
On Jan 12, the Oscar-winning actress shared a photoshoot, followed by facts in her new Instagram post. She posted this poignant collaboration with the caption starting by saying, “Today is the day! My @respin family and I are intentionally rē-framing our focus to speak to women along our path of menopause. My goal is to empower women to embrace this natural transition and become inspired by the eternal beauty that comes with it. 🤍”
She added, “Rē-spin menopause with us as we work to release the stigma surrounding the inevitable. Head over to respin.com as we discover new ways to make our natural lives greater ✨”
In the post, we start with a snapshot of Berry showing off her killer physique while donning a plunging white dress, letting her hair and confidence flow. Then, we get into the facts, education people by reminding them that “Until 1993, only men were used in clinical studies on menopause” and “Only 13% of doctors understand the menopausal body.”
in the post, we also get some need-to-know tidbits such as “Disproportionately black and brown women suffer from menopause and a greater way,” and “The more we know, the more we can prevent!” (Say it louder for the people in the back!) We then end with a video of Berry talking about the importance of destigmatizing, talking about menopause and joking about how people are going to be sick of her talking about it, but she’s never going to stop!
Now, in case you didn’t know, Berry’s Biggest priority isn’t making another beloved film; it’s about destigmatizing menopause. In Dec 2023, she spoke to Capitol Hill about menopause legislation, and recently did an interview with Cory Booker about this issue.
“Every woman, if you live long enough, will go through menopause. And most women spend the longest period of their life in their pre-menopausal or menopausal years, like three decades,” Berry said. “..I’ve gotten involved to try to de-stigmatize it, to let us understand that when we reach this time in our life, these are our best years. So to think that we should pack it up or we should not pay attention to all of the things that are going on with our body, I think is a, is a real problem. And that’s what most women do.”