Rhyme like a Girl

It takes a team 16 people to make Rhyme Like a Girl's Global Women's Cypher effective and we'll need your help making the next two possible while I pitch sponsors and apply for funding. The momentum is great and the current cast has developed a profound connection even though we are each hundreds and thousands of miles apart. Your donation will help us to sustain the momentum that I've been able to gain during this COVID crisis and fight for justice! 

Rhyme like a Girl (RLAG) is a collective dedicated to creating spaces and opportunities for aspiring and established female MC's and hip-hop artists to develop, grow and build relationships with one another, as well as, promote positive images of women in hip-hop music and culture.

RLAG Summer 2020 Programming features  The GLOBAL WOMEN'S CYPHER and includes artists from all over the US and the world.  Women's voices must be heard. It'ss vital to the survival of our planet to have both female and male voices and opinions heard equally. Even after much progress in the past 30 years, women are vastly under-represented in many aspects of public life and in Hip Hop even more so. The ‘yin' and the ‘yang’ are both so important.  Women's stories are necessary. 

RLAG is available for workshops and performances. Several RLAG MC's have served as Hip Hop Ambassadors, toured with the Next Level Project and FoundSound Nation's OneBeat program. 

I've been doing this work with RLAG since 2002 but technically even early with my first all-female band, Daughters of the Cipher, in Washington DC. Both grew out of my work with the Freestyle Union Cypher Workshop which led me to be selected as an Echoing Green Fellow! The work has legs and I had no idea that a public health crisis would breathe life into it but here we are! We need to raise money now for the summer months and every donation is greatly appreciated!


  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
    • 19 d
  • Ethan Hein 
    • $20 
    • 19 d


Toni Blackman 
Brooklyn, NY
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