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The Activist Omisade Burney-Scott

Founder, Black Girls Guide to Surviving Menopause

Omisade Burney-Scott

What Omisade wants you to know about menopause:
"I think menopause is a portal to the next iteration of yourself. We’re still emergent; it doesn’t matter how old you get, there is no shelf life on being emergent. Menopause is one of those portals that we kind of enter into that’s unchartered territory. When we emerge on the other side, we are absolutely transformed, for better or for worse."

Omisade Burney-Scott – a long-time friend of Elektra – brings a signature panache and bold artistry to her advocacy for social justice, liberation, and feminism – especially for Black women and femmes. Omi is a Black southern 7th generation native North Carolinian feminist, mother and healer. She’s also a powerful speaker and artist exploring the intersection of activism, aging, and healing. Through her community organizing and culture-shaping storytelling, Omi is disrupting “the erasure of Black women’s voices as they age.” Omi’s creation and curation of the multimedia project, Black Girl’s Guide to Surviving Menopause, gives voice to those navigating the transformational “portal” that is menopause. It is in fact the guide we wish we all had access to no matter our age and background.

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