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Last modified: December 14, 2012, 3:56 PM
FRESHH Inc, reinforces what is bold, resilient, beautiful, and brilliant in Black girls of all ages. FRESHH HERSTORY
Started in 2001 on the campus of Howard University, FRESHH galvanized a diverse group of female students to discuss their role in hip-hop. These women found a common bond in both their affection for the culture and their discontent with the current state of hip-hop. To bring their concerns to the attention of the hip-hop community, the women began meeting together monthly to discuss their goals and projects.
FRESHH has two intergenerational hip-hop programs, The Ayana Scholarship Institute and The
Wisdom Knot. In addition to its programs, FRESHH offers access to a unique curriculum based in hip-hop womanism and hip-hop youth development. FRESHH works with several female hip-hop scholars, artists, and educators in the Washington DC Metropolitan area to offer workshops, trainings, and performances for schools, organizations and companies, with the FRESHH curriculum.