Empowering Voices: DJ LiKWUiD’s Impact on Women’s History Month

As we celebrate Women’s History Month, it’s essential to shine a light on trailblazing women who have left an indelible mark in their respective fields. Among them stands DJ LiKWUiD, an award-winning hip-hop fusion artist and activist whose influence extends far beyond the realm of music.

Born Faybeo’n Mickens, DJ LiKWUiD hails from Columbia, South Carolina, where her love for music and activism was cultivated from an early age. Today, she stands as one of the top women emcees, or femcees, in the nation, with features in prominent publications such as Ebony Magazine, AOL Black Voices, The Source, and Okayplayer. Her journey as an artist and activist is deeply intertwined with her commitment to amplifying marginalized voices and fostering inclusivity in the music industry.

DJ LiKWUiD‘s musical style, often described as “traphrobeats,” is a fusion of house music, hip-hop, and afrobeats, reflecting her diverse influences and Gullah ancestry. Through her music, she explores themes of identity, resilience, and empowerment, inspiring audiences to embrace their authenticity and stand up for social justice.

As a Hip Hop Cultural Ambassador to the United States and a Voting Member of the Recording Academy, DJ LiKWUiD plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of the music industry and advocating for diversity and inclusion. She is also an inaugural member of GLAAD’s Black Queer Creative Summit, further cementing her commitment to LGBTQAI+ representation and empowerment.

In addition to her musical endeavors, DJ LiKWUiD is a passionate educator and activist, serving as an Artist in Residence at NewsBeat Podcast and collaborating with various bands and collectives, including @EllaMaeFlossie. Through her work with Banjee Boombox, a QTBIPOC festival collective she co-founded, she creates safe spaces for women, non-binary individuals, and LGBTQAI+ artists to showcase their talent and share their stories.

As we honor the contributions of women throughout history, let’s celebrate DJ LiKWUiD and her unwavering dedication to music, activism, and empowerment. Follow her journey on social media and explore her music to experience the transformative power of her artistry. Together, let’s continue to uplift and amplify the voices of women everywhere.


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