Sep 10, 2021
Omisade Burney-Scott is a Black southern 7th generation native
North Carolinian feminist, social justice advocate and
storyteller. Omisade has spent the better part of the past 25
years of her life focused on the liberation of marginalized people,
beginning with her own community through advocacy work,
philanthropy, community organizing and culture work. She is a
founding tribe member of SpiritHouse and previously served as a
board member of The Beautiful Project, Village of Wisdom, Working
Films and stone circles.
Omisade is the creator/curator of The Black Girls’ Guide to Surviving Menopause, a multimedia project seeking to curate and share the stories and realities of Black women, femmes and non binary people as they navigate menopause and aging. This project is a direct result of Omisade finding herself and her peers living at the intersection of social justice movement work, creative healer identities and aging.
Omisade is a native of New Bern, North Carolina and a 1989 graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill. She is the proud mom of two sons, Che and Taj and resides in Durham, North Carolina.