Meet Beverly Bond: DJ, teacher and rockin' feminist
Flipping through morning news on Friday, The Today Show introduced me to Beverly Bond, a teacher at Scratch DJ Academy, former model and founder of Black Girls Rock! You should meet her, too, and here’s why: her mission is to “provide balance in the images of women in color in the media.” Bond organized BGR because, too often today, the media portrays only one type of image of a black woman in a glamourized way. She told Ann Curry, “We want to show [young women] that there’s more to being empowered than just taking off your clothes.” Black Women Rock! does exactly that by offering women young black women the chance to scratch, mix and produce at the Scratch DJ Academy.
Beverly Bond also believes a movement is underway. Through music and the arts, she told Ann, “I believe women are starting to get together on this issue.” A fundraiser, the Black Girls Rock! awards, will be held at the Lincoln Center October 6th, honoring positive female role models in music and the arts. Art, music, and female empowerment - rock on!
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