To best support our tribe, we make sure that the speakers at our events have values that are truly in alignment with Emerging Women.
To say that Rha Goddess fits that bill is an understatement. When we watch Rha Goddess speak, when we hear her message of “embodying your truth” delivered in strong, feminine floetry, we get those goosebumps that signify connection at a core level.
Think you haven’t heard of Rha Goddess yet? Think again. She was an up-and-comer in the 90s hip-hop scene. She coined the term “floetry” that we used above. She worked with big names in the industry, and her influence on the genre can be heard in positive, powerful, political hip-hop to this day.
But Rha Goddess became disillusioned with the scene when the image of hip-hop artists started to shift to better sell shoes and soda, and she began seeing a destructive effect on the audience and community. She tells the story of her break-up and make-up with capitalism in the Tedx Talk below – a must-watch.
As she describes in the video, it took a lot of owning up to get over the romanticism of the starving artist and find a new way to heal her relationship with capitalism, society and herself in order to move forward. She had to “slow down, get real, woman up, and figure out the money,” as she puts it.
“Slow down, get real, woman up, and figure out the money.” ~Rha Goddess
Now she rocks the crowd in the name of social change as the founder of Move the Crowd, an organization which supports the next generation of entrepreneurs get the skills and information they need to lead authentically and effectively. Her mission to help people define their goals in the greater context of who they are as a whole person is resonating with people world-wide, and it resonates with us as well.
“It takes honesty, strength and courage to admit to ourselves what we really want — and then to go for it. Ultimately, we won’t feel successful until we do.”
We are so excited to see her speak in person at Power Party New York. We hope you can join us, whether in-person or via free livestream.
Read more about Rha Goddess here: EW Power Party New York
>>Like what you’re hearing? Dive deeper with us this October at Emerging Women Live 2014.