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Rachel Lankester

Founder of the Mutton Club

Rachel Lankester is the founder of the Mutton Club, an online platform and global community for women 40+. The Mutton Club is all about challenging stereotypes of older women, changing perceptions, and transforming midlife and beyond into a time of excitement and fulfillment.
What It Helps To Know About

What It Helps To Know About Perimenopause

So now you know the difference between menopause and perimenopause, what to expect, when to expect it and how you can help yourself. At the Mutton Club we're challenging stereotypes and changing perceptions. We think of midlife and menopause as a time of re-evaluation and regeneration as we embark on the exciting second half of our lives. I hope you agree.
27/02/2017 13:14 GMT
Sorry Kids! And Other

Sorry Kids! And Other Europeans

My son and step children will no longer have that right to live, study and work anywhere across Europe. Their choices have been curtailed by older voters who won't live long enough to be so impacted by this momentous Brexit decision. If this referendum had been biased in favour of those it would most affect, the young, we'd have seen a very different result. Most young people wanted to stay in the EU.
28/06/2016 10:51 BST
Five Menopause Myths and Top

Five Menopause Myths and Top Tips

Menopause is still a taboo subject and in our youth-obsessed culture, it can often knock a woman's confidence. It certainly knocked mine. But it really shouldn't be that way. Menopause happens to all women if we live long enough and it can mark the start of an exciting new stage in our lives.
27/05/2016 10:39 BST
The Women of the World Festival and the Plight of the

The Women of the World Festival and the Plight of the Yazidis

Vian has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize this year. I can think of no more deserving recipient of this award. And her people need the global awareness the award could bring. Maybe then the world will care enough to demand action. Please help spread the word about the genocide of the Yazidis and the continuing enslavement of Yazidi women and girls.
16/03/2016 12:52 GMT
What the US (and the World) Can Learn From

What the US (and the World) Can Learn From Cuba

I only spent two weeks in beautiful Cuba but I came away inspired by what the country has achieved despite, at times, great imposed hardship. It seems to me nations around the world can learn a lot from Cuba, especially its nemesis the US.
27/01/2016 21:54 GMT
What I Learnt From a Month Off

What I Learnt From a Month Off Alcohol

I'd been concerned about my drinking for a while. It had steadily crept up and there was rarely a day when I didn't drink. Taking the edge off was a favourite reason to reach for the wine bottle in the evening. I deserve a drink right? It's been a hard day. Why shouldn't I indulge my favourite habit?
03/11/2015 12:27 GMT