Add News Story here"When I decided to speak, I had a lot to say." -Maya Angelou
We are entering into a climate of uncertainty and change, but despite all of the lows, we still go high. We soar! We rise! We rise to celebrate our ancestors who have collectively struggled to lay the path for us to journey upon. We rise to break the chains of oppression. We rise so our sisters’ voices can be heard. We have risen time and time again.
In the first few years of MHHK (Vol.1-3), we worked to establish our dream of creating a safe space for our community to be and heal themselves however they saw fit. It happened organically because that is what the people needed and wanted. The women in our communities manifested this event consciously and intentionally. We dove back into our roots, learned about the power of faith, feminism, Hip Hop, and the injustices that we battled daily.
Once that fire was lit, the sisterhood continued to feed it with pure love, passion, honor, respect, art, and divinity.
The next set of years (Vol.4-6) were about knowing and applying our truth about having the power to truly create the world that we wanted to live in. We chose to get active, research, and be the cure. We made the bold move and acknowledged our influence and authority in conversations about the environment, education, and our reproductive system.
The energy built in those six years was the catalyst for MHHK (Vol. 7-9), which had sold out shows, guests from across the globe, more media, celebrities performing, awards, more artist making headlines, and a proclamation from the Bronx stating that March 7 would be Momma’s Hip Hop Kitchen day forever. We celebrated our sisterhood, we protested, and then introduced the concept of Universal Love. We grew, we blossomed, we rose!
Today we are honored and grateful to celebrate our 10th year anniversary of Momma's Hip Hop Kitchen as a community organizing vehicle. Over the past 10 years we've seen friendships built, families united, and healing all around. We take pride in our community and the partnerships that we have established.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for daring to dream with us! Thank you for choosing to hold our hand and have our back.
"Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I'll rise. "
- Maya Angelou “Still I Rise"
Join us and celebrate International Women’s Month and our special anniversary on Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 2 to 5pm at Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture (Bronx, NY) for FREE. Our showcase will featuring female emcees, poets, b-girls, deejays, dancers, graffiti artists and more. We can’t wait to be in your presence!.