I created this song and video with the Green Guard, a youth environmental hip hop collective I started at United Roots in Spring 2014. Some of the girls in the Green Guard wanted to create a song based on the idea of girl power, and the fact that our power as young women is linked to the female power of the earth. This was the stirring result. Green Guard youth producer Mansa Evans laid down a beat, and the talented Lali Wilde and Ida Keller stretched their voices as rappers. Green Guard youth videographer shot and edited the video.
Practicing this song with Lali and Ida every week and affirming our “girl power” together was one of my favorite parts of the Green Guard.