TN10: Carol King, Menopause Coach
TikTok’s favorite menopause auntie and perimenopause warrior
Your Age: 54
Basic bio: Carol King is a passionate menopause awareness advocate, digital content creator and social media influencer. Auntie Carol makes us laugh every day with her insightful, hysterical, and totally relatable videos that provide tips on how we can “boss menopause,” one symptom at a time. (She had us at “what menopause symptoms really look” like via TikTok, you’re welcome.) Currently, she’s working on a journal for women in menopause.
Beyond the bio: It’s great being over 50 because I have been around long enough to have seen so many technological advances and to truly value them — because I remember life before those advances. Growing older is awesome because I now fully understand who I am and who I am not, and I trust and believe in myself enough to choose when, where, what, and who I spend my time, energy, and money on. Plus saying NO is super easy now.
What makes you a grown-ass lady?
As a grown-ass lady, I now know the importance of: putting myself first, getting rest, spending time alone, and going out of my way to find joyous experiences, instead of just wishing for them to happen. Life is for living and I plan to live to 100. I have huge dreams and aspirations, so I no longer allow my time to be wasted, as I did in my youth.
Here’s her TueNight 10:
On the nightstand: My planner, cell phone, and Mist Your Mood from Asutra. Books: Reckless by Selena Montgomery and Skyscraper by Zane.
Can’t stop/won’t stop: Can’t stop striving to achieve my dreams. Won’t stop advocating for women in menopause.
Jam of the minute: Big band music. “Joe Loss plays Glen Miller,” on vinyl.
Thing I miss: I emigrated to Barbados from the UK 25 years ago, and I miss the stunning views of driving in the English countryside.
‘80s crush: Michael J. Fox
Current crush: Denzel Washington
Latest fav find: 20 inch back scratcher; Dream The Night Away by Asutra; Menopause Whilst Black Podcast; Nude fragrance body mist spray by Rihanna.
Last thing you lost: My readers in a restroom. Didn’t want them back.
Best thing that happened recently: Being shortlisted to write a book for publisher Simon & Schuster. Eventually, they went with a different author, but it was awesome that I was considered.
Looking forward to: My collaborations that are upcoming for Women’s History Month with some amazing women in the menopause space. Long term I am looking forward to all of the fabulous opportunities that I will fully embrace and seeing my journey unfold.