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Every week Noon Founder Eleanor Mills writes to our community with her The Queenager newsletter – this is a weekly helping of thought-provoking conversation exploring the topics and issues that matter to mid-life women. You can read some of those newsletters below.

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The Queenager: Eleanor’s Letter (February 11th 2024)

How do you mark those sad-anniversaries in your calendar? I have two today

a bittersweet day of love and loss; plus ski-ing with Noon and my 80-year-old mum

The Queenager: Eleanor’s Letter (February 5th 2024)

It’s been a busy week – I gave evidence to the APPG on women and work, and I explain how the Queenager pound can change the world, starting with hair…

My trip to talk about Queenagers in Parliament; divorce – and hair!

The Queenager: Eleanor’s Letter (January 28th 2024)

…introducing our four-day Noon retreat this May 24th to 28th at Broughton Hall, Yorkshire. The pic is of me and Avivah Wittenberg Cox at the last one!

Find your Queenager purpose and power…

The Queenager: Eleanor’s Letter (January 21st 2024)

On a quick visit there last week I went back to the place where it all started

How Bob Marley and Jamaica inspired my Queenager project

The Queenager: Eleanor’s Letter (January 14th 2024)

There has been so much written about the demise of her charity which is so wrong and unfair – she was acquitted by the High Court of all the allegations against her

The truth about my friend Kids Company boss Camila Batmanghelidjh

The Queenager: Eleanor’s Letter (January 8th 2024)

But that means conquering the fear of trying something new whether that’s learning to swim (like Thelma below) or starting a new business or career

We Queenagers aren’t done we’re just getting started…

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The Queenager: Eleanor’s Letter (December 26th 2023)

Just don’t call the blissful time between Xmas and New Year the Gusset!!

Welcome to the Inbetween, time to dream, wallow and call in the new

The Queenager: Eleanor’s Letter (December 17th 2023)

I keep being asked to define Queenager and what it means, so here goes!

What is a Queenager?

The Queenager: Eleanor’s Letter (December 11th 2023)

Trinny is coming to our Noon Book Club tomorrow – what would you like to ask her?

Why Trinny is a true Queenager icon – and my top books of 2023

The Queenager: Eleanor’s Letter (December 4th 2023)

Here are some tips for surviving the festive season… primarily schedule some joy for yourself, not just everyone else!

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas… is that good or bad for you?

The Queenager: Eleanor’s Letter (November 26th 2023)

Hot off the press – our wonderful Noon gallery visit this morning and other tales

Our Queenager tour of Filling in the Pieces in Black with June Sarpong

The Queenager: Eleanor’s Letter (November 19th 2023)

What this newsletter and our movement is all about

Starting a new chapter takes grit, guts and the support of other Queenagers

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The Queenager: Best Queenager Books (July 10th 2022)

All my favourite reads for summer – fiction, memoir, polemic. Enjoy!

Queenagers: Why only a fool would ignore midlife women

Dubbed ‘Queenagers’ – with spending power and influence – midlife women are finally becoming the people they were meant to be. So why aren’t people taking more notice?

Meet the Queenagers: A Noon Research Project

Noon’s groundbreaking research on the attitudes, spending and preoccupations of midlife women unearthed surprising insights.