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Where My Girls At?

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Where My Girls At?, a presentation at the annual Can A Sista Rock A Mic? Festival held a roundtable discussion bringing up an important subject that is often overlooked in media and within the hip hop culture: women’s voices in hip hop. Event producer Shyree Mezick picked panelist that, alone, marked the importance of getting women’s voices heard and the endless possibilities of how women can make positive changes in the world. The panelist included authors, poets, and emcees, all of whom continue to contribute to the beauty and strength of femininity. The discussion not only touched on the subjects of misogyny, self respect, and female hip hop heads that fit outside of the stereotypical minority facade of hip hop, but it delved into the historical portrayal of women in American culture.