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Black Girl’s Guide to

Surviving Menopause

Welcome to

the dark side of the moon

This is a curated intergenerational exchange, a space for exploration, mentorship, intimacy, and vulnerability around life, identity and change. It’s the excavation of the things that you needed to know about your personhood through the years, but were never told. It’s the guide we wish we had access to no matter our age.

The Black Girl's Guide to Surviving Menopause has a special message for you!

The Black Girl's Guide to Surviving Menopause has a special message for you!

Click here to read “Messages from the Menopausal Multiverse”

Let's say more about menopause together

Black Girl’s Guide to Surviving Menopause x Kindra Say More menopause conversation cards are here!

This is an inclusive space.

This guide, podcast, and brand was birthed by Omisade, a cisgender, Black, heterosexual woman born and raised in the American South.

While she is motivated by her own lived experiences, she wants to explore the multiple truths of aging and menopause in an inclusive way. Menopause doesn’t just happen to heterosexual, cisgender women.

There will be people who identify as femmes, gender non-conforming, or non-binary who want to access and be part of the stories shared. Please know that you are welcome here and our goal is that you will also see your journey in the stories that are shared.

"Everybody wants to be a Black woman but they don't like, protect, believe, or take care of us."

Here's What We Know...

Menopause seems to be cloaked. It’s the conversation we all want to have. There is a lack of information around how non-binary, Black women, and femmes are experiencing aging. 

OUR SOCIETY VALUES YOUTH​

Patriarchy and misogyny seeks to erase the value of Black women. We live in a youth-crazed, youth-centric, youth-focused society which marginalizes older women.

Aging is dynamic

Black women are not always seen and valued. You may not know or want to do what your mama did. You want to be at peace with being human.

We want our power back

You’re tired of not liking yourself. You want to feel happy, healed, and whole. You want language and new tools to take care of yourself. 

We Gon' Heal Together

Healing is hard work. It’s not always fun or glamorous. Having kindred people who can navigate with you helps the journey.

This space is for non-binary, Black women, and femmes who want to live fully and in all ways.

We are creating spaces for non-binary, Black women, and femmes to have intentional, intergenerational conversations around life, intimacy, pleasure, and vulnerability.

We are creating a space of healing for non-binary, Black women , and femmes around bodies and their relationship to their bodies through the sharing of our stories

Meet Omisade

Omisade Burney-Scott (she / her) is a Black southern 7th generation native North Carolinian feminist, mother and healer with decades of experience in nonprofit leadership, philanthrophy, and social justice. She is a founding tribe member of SpiritHouse and previously served as a board member of The Beautiful Project, Village of Wisdom, and Working Films. 

Omisade is the creator of The Black Girl’s Guide to Surviving Menopause, a multimedia project seeking to curate and share the stories and realities of Black women and femmes over 50. She is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, the proud mother of two sons, and resides in Durham.

What Y'all Have To Say

"Finally found a podcast that considers women like me. With the information and thoughtful application of current medical data, I'm able to be more empowered when visiting my doctor and have more insights on what questions I should be asking. I've got more understanding through this podcast than what has been provided by my doctor! KUDOS!! Keep up the amazing work for our community!!"
"This podcast is a breath of fresh air. These are women you want to know and you want to be. I could listen to Omi's soothing voice and all of the honesty and wisdom being shared in this forum all day."
"To my ears, to my soul and to this world! Thanks your for such good medicine."
"This show has been such a resource for me as I begin to navigate this part of my life's journey. Practical types, expert advice and a rich community of sisters. Thank you for creating this much-needed platform."
"Omi brings it! This intergenerational conversation is vital to Black women's soul and maturation process. Listen. Learn. Engage. Share. #livinglovelylives"
"I couldn't love this podcast more! I am a forever fan of Omisade!! This podcast has been a balm and medicine!"
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Our Podcast

Season 6 is HERE!

Welcome to our 6th iteration of the ⁠Black Girl’s Guide to Surviving Menopause⁠ podcast: the Season of Orisii. Building on our international diasporic tour from last year, this season’s theme is Orisii, or ‘pairs’ in the Afric language of Yoruba.

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