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20 – Feminism & Hip-Hop w. Adriana Onita

With us to break down the intersection of feminism, hip-hop, and language is educator and poet: Adriana Onita.

We trace the evolution of women in hip-hop and rap from the passive objects seen in 80’s/90’s gansta rap to the archetype-breaking feminine subjects of such artists as Azealia Banks & Snow Tha Product. We discuss rap as a pedagogical resource, as well as a means of expressing or playing with one’s identity – especially in regards to women of colour.

You’ve got lots of artists to listen to on this episode, so make sure to do your homework; and while you do, check out Adriana’s company For the Love of Language (http://www.fortheloveoflanguage.ca/) & her multi-lingual poetry magazine The Polyglot (http://www.thepolyglotmagazine.com/). You could also get in touch with Adriana via her Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/fortheloveoflanguage_education/) or straight-up by email (aonita@ualberta.ca).

Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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