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).

@hiphoptherapy: Community mental health in full effect!

"Now, THIS is history. It is the 70’s with one of the earlier circles. The buildings in the background don’t even exist anymore. They are the story of the burning of the South Bronx. In the midst of chaos, the order and discipline of the circle is one of the miracles of the time, reflecting the strengths and connectedness of its people!" 
- Edward P. Eismann

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: Community mental health in full effect!

"Now, THIS is history. It is the 70’s with one of the earlier circles. The buildings in the background don’t even exist anymore. They are the story of the burning of the South Bronx. In the midst of chaos, the order and discipline of the circle is one of the miracles of the time, reflecting the strengths and connectedness of its people!"

- Edward P. Eismann

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