Halle Berry Is 'Challenging Everything' Women Are Taught About Aging
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Halle Berry Is 'Challenging Everything' Women Are Taught About Aging

Halle Berry is a legend for many reasons, one of those being that her face card never declines. While she will always be cemented in history as one of the most beautiful women in the world, the Oscar-winning actress is getting real about aging. At 57, she is experiencing what many women do at this age, menopause.

The mother of two is shedding light on what she is learning about this stage in her life and how she is breaking stereotypical norms. Halle focused on these topics in an essay for Women’s Health.

“I'm challenging all those stereotypes about how you have to look a certain way or feel a certain way,” she shared. “I'm my best self now that I reached 56 years old. I have the most to offer. I have zero blanks to give anymore. I'm solidly in my womanhood. I finally realize what I have to say is valuable, even if no one else agrees.”

The Bruised actress and director also explained the importance of women having safe spaces and feeling comfortable having these types of conversations with one another. As Halle puts it, “If you start the conversation, most women will follow.”

Community is the entrée into understanding. We're all going through it. And we learn from one another when we talk about it, when we become curious, and when we share with each other what we're going through," she said. “We educate each other and we give each other ideas. We understand how to manage things better.”

Outside of acting and directing, Halle is also the founder of rē•spin, which is a health and wellness website. The site features products from supplements to skincare. As a health and wellness advocate, Halle often shares posts about self-care and fitness on her social media. Further talking to Women’s Health, she revealed that it’s less about the look and more about feeling good.

“As women, it's really important that we stay in touch with our bodies. That we stay active, that we put importance on working out. And so I always try to find the fun in it,” she said.

“When we're working out, it's not for a look. It's for a feeling, right? It's for a health benefit. And by feeling good and having those health benefits, the byproduct is okay, you also look good.

The Catwoman star concluded, But looking good is never the motivation. It's always about a feeling and about a health benefit.”

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