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The Gumbo is a Hip-Hop media company and social club created for and by women. Our goal is to amplify the voices of the women who love Hip-Hop and celebrate their contributions, as well as reframe, re-energize and reimagine the genre's role as a purveyor of womanism, activism, musical innovation, fashion and politics.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What is The Gumbo?

A: The Gumbo is media company and online and offline social club created for the women who love Hip-Hop. Founder Nadirah Simmons curates online and in-person meetings and conversations centered around Hip-Hop. Learn more about her vision here.

Q: Why the name?

A: Gumbo is one of those food dishes that is nourishing, soul sustaining and has everything in it. Hip-Hop is the same for me. Thus, GUMBO was born.

Q: How do I join the club?

A: Sign up for our newsletter! Also follow along on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to contribute to online conversations. 

Q: How else do I participate in the club?

A:  Once you sign-up for the newsletter, you’re officially part of the club! Membership is open to all women-identifying bodies across the globe. You can hang with us in four different ways:

  1. Attend a meet-up in person.

  2. Pull up to an event!

  3. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @thegumbo and @thegumbo. Look out for the hashtag #GumboTalk on Twitter.

  4. Tag your Instagram photos with #FullOfGumbo.

Q:  How do I contribute to the website?

A: Click the 'SUBMISSIONS' link at the bottom of the webpage. The Gumbo features essays, interviews, photography, poetry and other forms of art. Content is pegged to an editorial theme which varies monthly. The current and following theme can be found on our home page and in the footer of site.