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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

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Welcome to Black Technologies: BGG2SM Season 4 Recap!

Welcome to the O. Estelle Butler Intragalactic Train Station, where all of our Milky Way is always within your reach. Please follow the illuminated paths to the ticket kiosk, your train line, and other needs you may have about the station.

This is Omisade Burney-Scott and welcome to ‘Black Technologies of the Menopausal Multiverse.’ The voices and stories featured in this exhibition include our guests from Season 4 of the Black Girl’s Guide to Surviving Menopause and myself. But what exactly are Black Technologies? These are methods, strategies, and formulas those born with uteri have learned and adopted in their lifetime in order to survive, thrive, and move in the fullness of themselves as they navigate the liminal journey of menopause. Some technologies picked up on the way include but are not limited to spiritual practices & embodiment, tarot and other forms of divination, community as praxis, intentional intergenerationally, and the dispelling and exploration of gender and gender roles. Throughout this exhibit, you will hear varying perspectives on womanhood and queerness.

Recap Episode Notes

We want to thank our Season 4 guests:

  • M'kali-Hashiki and Syd Yang
  • Jamyla Bennu
  • Satana Deberry
  • Austen Smith
  • Lutze Segu
  • Amber J. Phillips and Sonya Renee Taylor
  • Mariah M. 

We also want to thank our team that made this episode possible:

  • Mariah M.
  • Holden Cession
  • Our BGG2SM 2022 Fall into Freedom Fellows:
  • Shakira Bethea
  • Amani Barnes
  • David Okoth

**JJMA featured in this episode is named after Joshua Johnson, the son of an enslaved woman and Baltimore native, who was the first documented Black painter to be paid for their work in the United States. More on Joshua Johnson and his legacy here: http://americanartgallery.org/artist/readmore/id/235

**O. Estelle Butler Intergalactic Train Station is named for our beloved Afrofuturist and speculative fiction oracle Octavia E. Butler

All sounds used in this episode are free to use under the Creative Commons license

Original Theme Music: Taj Cullen Scott

Host: Omisade Burney-Scott

Producer: Mariah M.

Season 4 of the Black Girl's Guide was sponsored by our local NPR station, WUNC-North Carolina Public Radio, and Kindra with whom we created the Say More midlife and menopause discussion deck. 


We'll see you again on the dark side of the moon in 2023! www.blackgirlsguidetosurvivingmenopause.com 

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