BostonTalks: Underground

THU, MAR 22, 2018 (57:48)

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:

+ BIO: Brandie Blaze

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.

+ BIO: Jade Luiz

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.

+ BIO: Sarah Young-Stopyra

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.

+ BIO: Craig LeMoult

Craig LeMoult produces sound­-rich features and breaking news coverage for WGBH News. He has won a number of awards for his reporting, including two 2015 national Edward R. Murrow Awards and a 2011 Sigma Delta Chi award from the national Society of Professional Journalists. He is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and Tufts University. Follow Craig on Twitter: @clemoult

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