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Why Be More Orca?

Female Orcas go through the Menopause when they’re about 40-50 years old.

They go on to live another 40 or 50 years and become the Leaders of their communities or Pods. Their Matriarchal society realises the value of their knowledge and experience, and chooses to follow them especially in hard times. They are vital to the survival of the whole Pod. 

 

We need to Be More Orca in our approach and attitude to the Menopause. It isn't something to be feared. The symptoms shouldn’t just be chalked up to “oh well I’m getting old”. We shouldn’t be made to feel past our prime and relegated to the scrap heap.  

 

Yes our society is youth obsessed but it’s up to us to change the narrative. We need to see the Menopause as just another phase in the entire life span of being a woman, like puberty. 

 

It isn’t the end of womanhood. We have so much to offer and frankly so much life left to live. So come on! Be More Orca!

What does it mean to Be More Orca?

Cartoon of India Fisher riding an Orca

Accept who you are

I always hated my chubby cheeks, but now, hey it's Nature's collagen
 

We're all human

Acknowledge that there will be dark times, but know "this too shall pass"
 

Take control of your life

Find out what works for you and embrace it
 

Look after yourself more

It's not selfish to take time to care for yourself
 

Don't let others define you

We need to know our worth and society will follow
 

Lead by example

To help the women around us and future generations
 

Find the funny

Life's too short not to!

Hi, my name's India Fisher

I'm 48 and for my day job I do voice overs. This is me in my "home studio" I had to quickly cobble together in a cupboard in my bedroom so I could carry on working during Covid. Oh the glamour! This is where I record Be More Orca. Sorry, now you'll never be able to get that image out of your head.

When the Menopause hit me I had no idea what was going on. I just felt I was falling apart. That's when I knew I had to make sure other women weren't as clueless as me. 


As I talk aloud for a living and am generally quite gobby, a Podcast seemed like a natural fit. And here we are.

India Fisher in studio with headphones on
Dr Katie Barber

Meet Dr Katie Barber

Dr Katie is Be More Orca's Menopause Specialist.

I'll be chatting to her on the Pod so we get the up to date information that we need to make informed decisions about our bodies and how we want to manage our symptoms. Then we can become the experts in our own Menopause.

Dr Katie also runs her own Private Menopause Clinic, Oxford Menopause.

Massive Thank you to

James for his unending patience and skill

Becky & Damian for my branding and so much more

Scott for my music

Ryan for fishing for Orcas

Bex for giving me the name

Judy for being my sounding board

Liz for being there at the start

My family for putting up with me

And especially my husband Nigel for his total support and telling me to stop bloody talking about it and just do it!

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