Feminism, Pop-Culture | Posted by Julie Z on 08/3/2013
Saturday Vids: Ana “Rokafella” Garcia — Pioneer Break Dancer
The latest episode of Makers features Ana “Rokafella” Garcia, who broke down gender barriers in the world of break dancing. “It’s very limiting to see a woman always in a thong shaking her butt, that’s just one percentage of what the women in Hip Hop are doing. I’m letting people know, you can be a woman and be a badass breaker. When you see me, you’re seeing excellence and that men don’t have a hold on the word ‘excellence’” she told Makers. She now works with her non-profit organization, Full Circle, to bring hip-hop culture to future generations.
Pop-Culture | Posted by Cherokee S on 01/11/2011
Music Video Girls: Exploitive or an Industry of Independence
UK TV Channel BBC3 once in a while produces something worth taking a look at, and the minute I saw an advert for their latest one-off documentary endeavour – “Music, Money and Hip-Hop Honeys” – exploring the job that is ‘The Music Video Girl’ – I was intrigued.
Music videos are a subject that I often bring attention to. It is impossible to turn on the latest music channel without being bombarded with a series of greased up women jiggling their bits around in front of the camera. Of course, we can’t forget the men parading around them with the,‘Yes, these are my bitches,’ attitude. Unfortunately, apart from pop starlets like Katy Perry – that’s a post worth of discussion right there – this is mostly a ‘Hip-Hop’ …