Breaking through depression & menopause to Wearing Your Happy with Fashion Designer Karen Arthur
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This week's real life Brave New Girl guest is Karen Arthur. After three decades teaching in secondary education she was forced to leave her job after hitting a mid-life breakdown; or what she later described as a breakthrough. Discovering eventually that her plummeting mental health was due to stress and menopause, the crisis  left her wondering what she was meant to be doing with her life. After much body, mind and soul rebuilding she started to plough her energies into becoming a designer of bespoke, flamboyant fashion inspired by her Barbadian mother and aunt's vintage wardrobe. From the darkness she emerged with a mission to encourage women to Wear Their Happy.

Brave New You Tribe podcast host, artist & illustrator Lou Hamilton talks with Karen as they discuss black menopause, mental health and finding your purpose and passion in life. Karen says that Courage is not about slaying the dragon but about honesty, and being prepared to let go and be vulnerable. In this raw and extremely honest interview Karen brings us her Story from the Edge.

Find out more about Karen's's work on follow her on instagram @thekarenarthur

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