Omisade Burney-Scott is a Black southern 7th generation native North Carolinian feminist, mother and healer. Ms. Burney-Scott has spent the better part of the past 25 years focused on the liberation of marginalized people, beginning with her own community through advocacy work, philanthropy, community organizing, and culture work. She is the creator/curator of The Black Girls’ Guide to Surviving Menopause, a multimedia project which seeks to share the stories and realities of Black women and femmes over 50. This project is a direct result of Ms. Burney-Scott finding herself and her peers living at the intersection of social justice movement work, creative healer identities, and aging.
Ms. Burney-Scott is a member of the 1999-2001 class of the William C. Friday Fellows for Human Relations, a 2003 Southeastern Council on Foundation’s Hull Fellow and founding member NGAAP, Next Generation of African American Philanthropy. She has served on various nonprofit boards including stone circles, Fund for Southern Communities, Spirithouse, Village of Wisdom, Working Films and The Beautiful Project. She is a 1989 graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, the proud mom of two sons, Che and Taj and resides in North Carolina.