It’s the menopausing t-shirt that stopped a nation. To honour her documentary Sex, Myths And The Menopause, Davina McCall created her own menopausing t-shirt and sweatshirt. Designed by Davina herself, you can buy both products from Crudely Drawn. “I got in touch with them a few weeks ago with a sweatshirt idea AND THEY MADE IT FOR ME!!!,” says Davina. “AND you can get them on their site!”
The response from the Hylda community was clear the minute we put a photo of Davina in her menopause sweatshirt on our Instagram. Comments ranged from “I literally need that sweater. NEED!”, to “How do we get your sweatshirt, Davina” to “It’s a must uniform for us all”.
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Davina, Menopause And a Revolution
Davina’s brilliant sweatshirt and its spot-on messaging is all part of her wider goal to amplify the menopause conversation. Her Channel 4 documentary (9pm, May 12 and then available on All 4) sets out her mission.
“I’m not going to be ashamed about a transition that half the population goes through,” says Davina in the show. “When I hit menopause I couldn’t talk to anyone. I felt so alone. But now I feel like we are part of a national conversation and our voices are getting louder.
“We’ve got to carry on talking. We’ve got to talk at work. We’ve got to talk at home, in bed, and we’ve really got to talk at the doctor’s surgery.”
And we’ve all got to wear one of these brilliant sweatshirts.
So, Davina, menopause and a menopausing t-shirt that tells it like it is. We’re in! The sweatshirt is £45, the teeshirt is £22 and there’s even an £13.50 mug. Happy menopausing.
Ready, steady, shop!