Erykah Badu Gets Real About Menopause

It’s no secret that Black women experience higher health disparities than white women. According to The Washington Post, “They experience higher rates of infant and maternal mortality, lower rates of cervical and ovarian cancer survival, and less access to hospice care. Even menopause is different, with Black women experiencing more hot flashes and night sweats than White women.”

Erykah Badu is one of the many Black women that are coming forward to talk about their health. In a recent Instagram post, Badu discussed her menopause journey at 51.

“Peace Peace I’m 51. let’s talk about the flowering of menopause… Blessed with The time when A QUEEN truly TAKES HER THROWN (throne) . Oh it t can be a lonely place if we aren’t careful. Get your nutrients (mind, body & soul) Share your feelings and thoughts with people who love you. I miss the thought of having lil babies in my belly and periods and womb stuff like that. BUT I AM NOW ABLE TO SHARE MY WISDOM AND JOYFULLY GROW INTO THE GLITTER DRIPPING PHOENIX CREATED THRU THE FIRE 🔥 in other words … bitch it’s hot .don’t talk to me. lol ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ @hippiechiklifestyle on the camera and face … mood swings by badu 🐲🐉🐲🐉🐲🐉🐲#moodswingsbelike

Badu has always been known as fierce. The 51- year-old Pisces was seen wearing a bohemian getup with thick jewelry and a sexy leather jacket.


Coming To Terms With Her Age And Menopause Symptoms 

Badu isn’t the only celebrity to discuss her aging process along with her menopause journey. In a recent Today interview, Tracee Ellis Ross discussed her 50th birthday and her own battle with menopause.

“There’s certain things that are really strange. I am in perimenopause and hot flashes come up like a personal summer just entered from the inside,” she joked. “But I feel like I am wiser, I’m more comfortable in my skin,” she said in her interview.