About the Daughters of D.I.G. (DOD) Project

Daughters of D.I.G.—Developing Intelligent Girls—is an Oakland-based QPOC-centric tribe of women dedicated to passing on the art of digging for knowledge of self through a healing and transformative creative process.

Currently curated by creative Lexx Valdez (lexxdigs.com) and artist/healer Erricka Lewis (thisblackdaffodil.tumblr.com).

Contributing curators:
Devoya Mayo (devoya.tumblr.com) + Valerie Scott (chiefofaffections.tumblr.com)

Founded by Lexx Valdez and Devoya Mayo of thehappyblackgirl.com in 2008 as Daughters of Dilla.

Our message is inspired by the beat of J.Dilla:
"Don't Sell Yourself to Fall in Love"

Green-housed at Beats Rhymes and Life, Inc. (lexx@brl-inc.org for more info).


“…we must decolonize our minds and re-name and re-define  ourselves … In all respects, culturally, politically, socially, we  must re-define ourselves and our lives, in our own terms.”

Max Roach (January 10, 1924 – August 16, 2007), Freedom Fighter.

“…we must decolonize our minds and re-name and re-define ourselves … In all respects, culturally, politically, socially, we must re-define ourselves and our lives, in our own terms.”

Max Roach (January 10, 1924 – August 16, 2007), Freedom Fighter.

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