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BostonTalks: Underground

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With support from: Lowell Institute
Date and time
Thursday, March 22, 2018

Listen as Hip Hop artist Brandie Blaze, archaeologist Jade Luiz, and funeral director Sarah Young-Stopyra share insights and stories about the underground — both literally and figuratively. Photo: NPS.gov

Blaze is a hip-hop artist, activist, self-proclaimed trap feminist. Inspired by Lil' Kim and Missy Elliot, her raw lyrics and dynamic stage presence allows her to compete with the boys and rep for the ladies. Blaze aims to celebrate people that identify as women and femmes through the language of hip-hop. Connect with her on Twitter with @brandieblaze.
Luiz is a historical archaeologist right here in Boston! Her work helps us better understand Boston culture in the 1800s by focusing on what it was like to live and work in a brothel in Boston’s North End in the 19th century. Connect with her on Twitter with @JadeLuiz.
Young-Stopyra is a licensed funeral director and embalmer working in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Possessing a passion for education, she also teaches at Mount Ida College in the department of funeral service education. With few women in the funeral service industry, Young-Stopyra has developed a top-notch reputation! Learn about this underground world at BostonTalks.