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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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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 BEATING HEART! When I tell you our big sis/auntie Luenell was giving us something we could feel, that is an understatement! Right then and there I knew I had to interview her for the podcast. I reposted her pictures on my feed and made a proclamation to the universe as well as folks checking out the post that I would, indeed, interview Luenell for Season 3 and here we are! 

Thank you Universe! 

We have a very special treat for our listeners with this episode. This conversation felt like a Saturday morning kitchen conversation with family. It is funny, candid, raw and authentic. Just like Luenell herself.  Luenell is the self-proclaimed “Original Bad Girl of Comedy.” She may be small in stature, but she more than makes up for it with her big personality, booming voice and infectious laughter. Easily recognizable for her signature look – that is, her platinum blonde Caesar haircut, beautifully manicured long nails and a blinged-out pimp cup in hand – Luenell, has been thrilling audiences with her brand of comedy for more than 30 years.  With the touch of a remote control, her body of work in television and film can be found on network and cable television as well as popular streaming services. Plus, fans can also tune into her popular YouTube show --  that is, Hey Luenell -- for comedic thoughts on her mind.  

Luenell was raised in the Oakland area, and got her start in showbiz, hosting a local cable show, called “Soul Beat,” run by Chuck Johnson. The show ran from 1978 to 2003, and discovered all the major Oaktown artists like Digital Underground, MC Hammer and Too Short. She credits that experience and the connections she made to that show, back in the late 1990s, to making her a “hood star” before landing in Los Angeles. 

For more about Luenell, visit Check her out on Instagram at: @Luenell on Instagram 

This episode of the Black Girl's Guide to Surviving Menopause is sponsored by WUNC North Carolina Public Radio.  

If you want to make a donation to support the work of BGG2SM, consider becoming a patron via our Patreon. Link available via our website,

You can also make a one time donation at:

Cashapp: $omitutu

Venmo: @omisade5

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