Meet Eleanor the Queenager

Queenager | kween·ay·jer | noun 1. whatever you want it to be.

Hello and welcome to the club. I’m Eleanor Mills, I’ve been an editor in mainstream media for 25 years but I walked away because I got so sick of how they portrayed midlife women and then I set up my own platform called Noon (if you don’t know it come on over some time). This newsletter is my weekly missive to my community.

At Noon, we call ourselves Queenagers. We’re pioneering midlife women who are in our prime, starting new chapters, a bit hormonal but most importantly becoming the women we are supposed to be. More than ever, our lives are in our own hands and we want to make sure you’re getting all the joy, fun and good stuff you deserve. I’m proud to say that my newsletter is a Substack Bestseller and my interview with Sheryl Sandberg was featured in the top 10 most-read posts of 2022.

This year we have been listed as a Substack bestseller!

So why am I here on Substack?

Because I want to hear more from all of you and your tales from the front line of midlife. This is where we’ll share all the good stuff and the bad. It’s where I’ll get to speak to you and you’ll get to talk to one another.

Every week I’ll send you a newsletter where I document my own midlife journey and the thought-leadership which comes from spending my life in a constant Queenager focus group, on top of that we’ll be having events, get-togethers, AND you’ll have access to our Noon Book Club where we speak with the authors.

What do I get if I become a paid subscriber?

It’s important to me that EVERYONE gets access to my best writing and conversations. That’s why my column is and will always remain free to subscribers. However, some people might like closer access to me and my work. These people can become paid subscribers.

If you become a paid subscriber not only are you supporting independent journalism and the work that I do, you’ll receive lots of extra content and access to events along the way. For a start, you will get access to our new monthly Noon Circle where I lead a group of Queenagers in a discussion about something pertinent to our lives and invitations to my talks and events. And as a Paid Subscriber you get a free book every time for our Noon Book Club, courtesy of our friends at Harper Collins and all for only £6 a month

To become a paid subscriber £6 a month, and get a free book for Noon Book Club and exclusive access to our Noon Circles, pop your email below.

Finally, if there’s a woman in your life that you think should be part of the Queenager club, please share this with the brilliant women you know.

Eleanor Mills

Founder and Editor in Chief

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Eleanor Mills 

Eleanor Mills is the founder of - home of the Queenager; a platform and community for women in midlife. Her book about Queenagers is coming in 2024 from a major global publisher. Award-winning Editor, columnist and interviewer