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    Posted August 27, 2014 by
    Huntington, West Virginia
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    Kids breaking gender norms

    Female Jay Z

    My daughter is 22 years old now, but from the time she was little she always stood out. Of course she's never been a fan of dresses or glamour, let alone girly clothes- except for when she was nominated has Homecoming Queen in 2008. This caught me off guard because she's always been a tom boy, and at the age of 14 came out to me as a "gay". Now as she proceeds to still persue her dream with music - she is doing things that no female has ever done in our Tri-State. She has managed to open for the Grammy nominated group Nappy Roots, just landed her first Publishing Deal by Black Rock Records in England, and has a project she's working on with EMI Publishing in the United Kingdom yet she's never even been to England! In this area, the only individuals in the entertainment industry receiving credit are all males but ironically, now the majority of them are all behind bars because of their lifestyles. My daughter is demonstrating daily how far a female can go, and in the midst she is developing into a legend - inspiring people that are young, old, and of all different races to pursue their dreams no matter what their gender is. She used to get bullied in school because people often thought she was a little bit since she never did sport the average clothes most girls were wearing, but that only motivated my daughter to remain unique. Not only was she the first female emcee to open up for the legendary Grammy Nominated group Nappy Roots in this area, but she was also the first female hip hop artist to ever be interviewed live on 88.1 FM, the live public radio station that is over 150 years old and airing out of Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. In 2012, my daughter was chosen to travel to New York City to perform infront of platinum producers at the Webster Hall. Since then, she's been bringing a whole new life to hip hop and defining the limits put on her gender. J Goddess is becoming the Jay Z of female hip hop, building an empire that will pierce the clouds.
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