Halle Berry is candidly discussing her experiences with aging and menopause. At 56, she's embracing this phase of her life and encourages other women to do the same.
Berry joins a list of celebrities, including Naomi Watts, Gwyneth Paltrow and Drew Barrymore, in addressing the misconceptions surrounding menopause. She challenges the prevailing notions that suggest life after menopause is less meaningful. She’s debunking the myth that ‘One should look and feel a certain way,’ and for her, that’s not the reality. At 56, she said she feels more herself than ever.
The actress highlighted the positive aspects of this stage in her life. She even states that she has so much to give now and she’s firmly rooted in her identity and what she brings to the table. Even if others disagree, her perspective is valuable, and she firmly believes that she has every right to it.
Halle’s message to everyone is to embrace their current stage in life. She shared her thoughts in an Instagram video, receiving an outpouring of support. One fan remarked, “Being in my 50s has been the best phase of my life!” Another echoed, “Embrace your authentic self. Life is short, so live it on your terms.”
Berry is doing just that. She’s not just sitting back — she’s actively pursuing her passions, including working on a new film and managing her fitness brand, Respin.
She stressed the importance of women staying connected with their bodies in a chat with Women’s Health. “Staying active and making fitness a priority is key. I always try to make it enjoyable,” she said.
Berry’s take-home message? Aging can indeed be a joyous journey.
Halle Berry’s image used as element in the featured image is by: Gage Skidmore, CC BY-SA 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0, via Wikimedia Commons