Empowering Women within the Hip Hop Culture

Darlines vision is to create spaces in which hip hop heads from all different ages and backgrounds can come together and openly discuss the misogyny in hip hop and how it comes from gender norms and power roles in society. Her Blueprint addresses the fact that there are not a lot of productive spaces for women in hip hop and the reality that to speak about existing in both spaces women often have to let go of some parts of their identities. It is hard to be a woman and at the same time be a supporter of hip hop and its common themes of objectifying women on a mainstream basis. Darline is working to address the lack of respect for women in hip hop communal spaces, including concerts, cyphers, and other generally male-dominated spaces.