So to jump start Women’s History Month, I wanted to share an event that I will be participating in on March 17th!! Pass My Crown: The Woman’s Voice in Hip Hop-Past, Present & Future!!
This event will be an open discussion/dialogue about women in Hip Hop currently as well as historically. A few of the topics that will be explored include: the subject matter of lyrics, dress, feminism/womanism, culture appropriation (the Black woman aesthetic), the overt and covert misogyny, activism, what’s next for women in Hip Hop, and how a multitude of women’s voices need to be heard.
It’s gonna be a HOT one!! Check out the details below:
March 17th, 2023 (Doors Open at 6:15 pm)
Virginia Commonwealth University- Academic Commons 1107
1000 Floyd Avenue, Richmond, VA 23284
If you are in the Richmond area you do not want to miss this event!!
March is Women’s History Month!! Each year the National Women’s History Alliance designates a yearly theme for Women’s History Month, this year’s theme is “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories.”
The 2023 theme recognizes “women, past and present, who have been active in all forms of media and storytelling including print, radio, TV, stage, screen, blogs, podcasts, news, and social media.” How appropriate and timely!!
Keeping it short and sweet for you all this month, I want to let the books shine!! This month is in honor of Women’s History Month!! Seven books that will capture a wide range of experiences all written by women!
Check them out below:
- Black Cake ~Charmaine Wilkerson
- Carolina Built ~Kianna Alexander
- The School for Good Mothers ~Jessamine Chan
- Julián is a Mermaid ~Jessica Love
- We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World ~Malala Yousafzai
- Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time ~Tanya Lee Stone
- Memphis ~Tara M. Stringfellow
And remember you can always go back and check out the previous month’s list and past recommendations in the “Resource” section of the website!!
“Freeing yourself was one thing; claiming ownership of that freed self was another.”
– Toni Morrison