The Black Girls Handgames Project (HGP) is a grassroots roots initiative committed to revitalizing the cultural tradition of handgames (Miss Mary Mack, Gigolo, and Rockin' Robin) by creating fun learning opportunities for Black girls to reclaim their childhood innocence while combating the affects of adultification bias.
HGP merges the contemporary sounds of hip-hop with age old childhood handgames to produce immersive workshops, performances, activations and education curricula celebrating the games Black girls play and their lived experiences.
Explore the history and positive benefits of handgames as a creative intervention through discussion and group learning activities
Experiment with sampling and beat-making techniques using professional music production equipment
A two-hour interactive experience including games, djing and live musical performances