The Universal Hip Hop Museum is making strides towards the culture once again. The Museum has just launched a new and impactful campaign entitled the Fresh, Bold and So Def Women’s Initiative (FBSD) in an attempt to push the contributions women have made to the hip hop culture.
The program started out as a Hip Hop Feminist intervention program. It was meant for women of all ages to come together and inspire, empower and build. The foundations of the program was launched in 2007 by the Womanhood Learning Project at New York University and has since evolved to this. The campaign is now led by the Hip Hop Education Center.
The FBSD initiative has hosted several virtual panels and workshops in March for Women’s History Month. Hip Hop Education Center and Chair of Archives, Education & Curatorial Affairs Founding Director Martha Diaz’s passion for the project is immediately detected as she talks about the UHHM’s mission.
“The Fresh, Bold and So Def initiative is about creating safe spaces and opportunities in Hip Hop culture for women and girls,” Diaz claimed in recent interviews. “We are intentional about protecting, empowering, and celebrating ourselves through self-care, sisterhood and legacy building. The Universal Hip Hop Museum is leading the way because we understand the value of what women and girls have contributed and continue to offer collectively to the culture.”
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