The veiled rapper breaking taboos for women

Mina La Voilée is a female rapper from Senegal, tackling tough issues such as child marriage, rape and infanticide. As a woman who chooses to wear a veil, she explains how criticism from industry professionals who said: “the veil and hip hop don’t flow together” drove her to succeed.

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  1. Write your own rap lyrics about an issue that you care about. They can be about anything you think is important.
  2. Writing, speaking, singing, performing, painting – all these activities can make us happier and more confident. List and explain the reasons why on one side of paper.