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Black Girl's Guide to Surviving Menopause

34 EpisodesProduced by Omisade Burney-ScottWebsite

Black women are negotiating the different stages of menopause along with their ever evolving identifies, relationships, careers, responsibilities and societal tropes. This is a curated intergenerational exchange, a space for exploration, mentorship, intimacy and vulnerability around life, identity a… read more

34 Episodes | 2019 - 2022

Welcome to Black Technologies: BGG2SM Season 4 Recap!

November 18th, 2022


Welcome to the O. Estelle Butler Intragalactic Train Station, where all of our Milky Way is always within your reach. Please follow the illuminated …


October 17th, 2022


Black Girl's Guide to Surviving Menopause measures our impact by the continuation of expanding and normalizing the conversations and understanding around menopause to be inclusive and centering all Black people---all …

From Zane to Judy Blume

September 15th, 2022


There is a growing ecosystem of people talking about menopause and aging. The Black Girl's Guide to Surviving Menopause sees ourselves as menopausal …

Light and Shadow: The Politics of Body Liberation

July 13th, 2022


"Above all else, Our politics initially sprang from the shared belief that Black women are inherently valuable, that our liberation is a necessity …

What If?

June 15th, 2022


There is much we can learn-- or maybe unlearn about menopause and aging if we apply a Speculative Fiction lens. Our current understanding of …

Murphy's Law

May 18th, 2022


Since we launched the Black Girl's Guide to Surviving Menopause, I have learned quite a bit about how Murphy's Law plays a role in what we produce. …

Made with Love...

April 20th, 2022


“If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.” 

-- Toni Morrison

When I was a kid in the 1970s, …

All You Gotta Do Is Say "Yes"!

March 16th, 2022


"This body does not bare destruction well.

This body likes warm drops of rain and bare feet. Toes grounding in rich soil, and having my scalp greased. To move and to stretch just a little beyond reach, There is glory …

Menopausal Multiverse Dispatch: Season 3 Recap!

February 17th, 2022


At the end of each podcast episode, I close by saying, "we will see you again on the dark side of the moon". I chose this language because of the way moon phases have been divinely associated with menstruation …

Grief, Rage and the Liminality of Menopause

November 3rd, 2021


"Often, when people talk about going through “the change”, it brings up all the images of a tearful, rageful, sweaty and emotional woman. This …

Nothing but an OG Thang...

October 6th, 2021


Last year, in the middle of the pandemic, I was perusing through social media when something caught my eye. It was a post of the Original Bad Girl of Comedy, Luenell, modeling Savage x Fenty lingerie. BE STILL MY …

Black Girl's Guide to Surviving Menopause meets Stacy London and the State of Menopause!

July 28th, 2021


“There is no face of menopause. Why are there no celebrities and personalities out there really promoting menopause? It's not a one comment conversation. It is not a one-time acknowledgement issue. It's not a fad. This …

Is There a Doctor in The House?

July 15th, 2021


The doctors are in the house! 

You have asked for it and here it is! Black Girl's Guide to Surviving Menopause is so excited to bring you all this fantastic interview with OB/GYNs Dr. Cindy Duke and Dr. Arianna …


June 17th, 2021


"Transformation doesn't happen in a linear way, at least not one we can always track. It happens in cycles, convergences, explosions. If we release the framyework of failure, we can realize that we are in iterative …

From Calabash with Love

May 19th, 2021


"The calabash is a domesticated plant that depends on us for its survival, like wheat or almonds. Its closest wild relatives grow in Africa. When people domesticated the gourd, they bred a rugged, light-weight shell …

The Sweetest Taboo

April 22nd, 2021


Before we jump in: a note on our content for this episode.

 "The Sweetest Taboo" episode is a candid conversation with Sexologist Goody Howard about …

BONUS BIRTHDAY EPISODE: Black Girl's Guide to Surviving Menopause Meets HBO's Lovecraft Country!

April 16th, 2021


It's my birthday y'all! 

So grateful for another rotation around the sun. So grateful for this 54 year old body that continues to carry me and teach …

The Millennial Takeover!

March 24th, 2021


“As a culture worker who belongs to an oppressed people my job is to make revolution irresistible.”

Toni Cade Bambara

When my sister and I were …

Sisters of the Yam

December 23rd, 2020


“We are often ‘too busy’ to find time for solitude. And yet it is in the stillness that we also learn how to be with ourselves in a spirit of …

Can I get a Witness?

December 2nd, 2020


When I was in my late 20s, I felt like I was going through a tremendous identity shift and growth spurt. The shift was from a more conventional aspirtationally bougie identity of my early 20s to one that was seeking to …

Healing is your birthright

September 24th, 2020


Emergency Care Of Open Wounds/When It Hurts

by Indigo

Calmly rinse the wound with copious amounts of cold tap water. This will significantly reduce …

Between a rock and a hard place...

August 19th, 2020


Things I remember about being 12...

Faded Glory jeans

A terrible hair cut that took 2 years to grow out

My parents got divorced

Starting junior high …

My Sister's Keeper...

July 31st, 2020


“I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.” ― audre lorde

 When I started this podcast last year, I started with a vision of centering the narratives of Black …

The Star of a Story

May 22nd, 2020


" we would never leave you. we would never leave you here. we would never leave the world like this. that's why we put you here. you hear us? we put …

When Saturn Returns, Again...

May 13th, 2020


Many of us who follow astrology recall our first Saturn Return in our late 20's. Some people refer to your Saturn Return as a "cosmic rites of …

Being Well is Gonna Cost You

March 1st, 2020


“There she is. . . the “too much” woman. The one who loves too hard, feels too deeply, asks too often, desires too much.

There she is taking up too much space, with her laughter, her curves, her honesty, her sexuality. …

Tea and Toddies

February 20th, 2020


" Sister,

You've been on my mind

Sister, we're two of a kind

So sister,

I'm keepin' my eyes on you

I betcha think

I don't know nothin'

But singin' the blues

Oh sister, have I got news for you

I'm somethin'

I hope you …

What if?

December 27th, 2019


What if?
What if we fully embraced the changes that comes with passing of time? Changes in our bodies, intimate relationships, friendships, career …

Gifts From The Oracle: The Muse and The Medicine

October 16th, 2019


North Carolina Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green drops blessings like ripe mango into our laps. Walls breathe a heavy sighs of relief as she shreds …

Aperture: Leo Season

August 8th, 2019


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Sovereignty, Awakening, Creativity, Power, Prosperity, Portal, Stargate ... Infinity.

It's Leo season and in this episode of The Black Girls Guide to Surviving Menopause, we are honored to share …

It’s Cancer Season! Meet Crone Delores “Mama Dee” Eaton!

June 28th, 2019


Delores Sanky “Mama Dee” Eaton was born June 30, 1930 in Montgomery, Alabama. My mother, Mary Kinsey Mcconner Burney, Ibaiye, was born 16 days later …

Listener Letters!

May 28th, 2019


Hey Folks! The response to The Black Girls’ Guide to Surviving Menopause has been amazing! Thank you to all our new listeners and subscribers. We …

The Dark Side of the Moon

May 11th, 2019


This is a new place. 52, divorced, one adult child, one preteen about to start middle school, parents gone, and reimagining what my work identity …

What is the Black Girls' Guide to Menopause?

May 5th, 2019


What is the Black Girls Guide to Surviving Menopause? Who is Omisade Burney-Scott and why does she want to curate spaces and dialogues which Black …

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