Allow me to introduce myself...
As a hip-hop theologian, I live at the intersection of the secular and the sacred. I examine hip-hop culture, racial and social activism, holistic lifestyles, African-American spirituality, and Black culture. I also have a background in journalism and marketing. I'm a writer, music connoisseur, Black culture enthusiast, and New Yorker (by way of California😉).
I love learning, pop culture, and all things storytelling! In fact, it was my love for learning and storytelling that prompted my move from California to New York City to pursue my Master's Degree from Columbia University (Union Theological Seminary). My studies explore hip-hop music as a racial and social commentary, intergenerational trauma/resiliency in the Black community, and a variety of religious practices. This cultural immersion experience not only nurtured my tenacious spirit, but it expanded my communication skillset and widened my creativity lens.
When I'm not creating content for Hip-Hop Theologian or listening to music, I can be found experimenting with new vegan recipes.
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FRESNO PACIFIC UNIVERSITY
Class of 2016
Bridget's activities included facilitating campus-wide discussions on race and diverse curriculum, editing for The Syrinx--a student newspaper, participating in Student Senate, and reporting for The Fresno Bee Newspaper during her senior year.
Bridget's academic work of incorporating a hip-hop music analysis into course curriculum took center stage when she was selected as the Student Speaker at The Fresno Pacific University 2016 Communication Department Commencement Ceremony.
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY (UNION THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY)
Class of 2021
Much of Bridget's academic studies involves intergenerational trauma/resiliency among people of color, internal family systems, Black spirituality, and celebrating the nuanced expressions of Blackness in media while simultaneously examining hip-hop culture from a historical, political and socially ethical framework.
EXPANDING THE WOMANIST LENS
February 2020, Harvard University
"The Hidden Histories of Hip-Hop’s Womanist Proclamations”
Exploring the womanist forces fundamental to the success of many mainstream artists like Beyonce, Tupac Shakur, and legendary Black-owned labels like Motown Music.
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