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How Black girls can reclaim their voice in music
How does music shape us? Digital ethnomusicologist and TED Fellow Kyra Gaunt studies how Black girls can preserve the integrity of their own voices while listening, dancing and singing to pop songs largely engineered by men, often with lyrics that express anti-Black, patriarchal sentiments. In a quick, incisive talk, she shows how Black girls can disrupt the stereotypes and stigmas buried within this music and chart their own revolution in sound.
Donate to the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls to increase access to the arts for historically underrepresented young people; the majority of the campers are BIPOC. Give a girl the right to rock her voice at an early age.