Brightly colored natural flowers on different areas of the body show where hot flashes are felt by women in different cultures. The flowers are a reminder of how women can bloom and blossom at menopause. The images normalize hot flashes as a natural part of life.
Each figure in the display case is dressed in period clothing by decade. The women stand next to stacks of papers. The stacks are proportional to the number of scientific articles about hot flashes that are indexed in the PubMed.gov search engine. This display validates why many women feel confused or overloaded. Women were only ankle deep in information in the 1940’s whereas today’s woman is overwhelmed.