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College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences, Lamont School of Music, Musicology and Ethnomusicology


Doja Cat, Music, Feminism, Soundscape


In 2021 Doja Cat released her album Planet Her, an imagination of a planet where there was no bigotry, and everyone could live in peace. The main theme of her album, however, revolves around femininity and the divine feminine. This paper will examine how Doja Cat constructs these concepts through a variety of ways. This paper will use Black feminist work to position Doja Cat’s work as feminist. Through the use of a variety of ‘feminine’ vocal timbres—both hers and from featured artists on her album—Doja Cat creates a feminine soundscape. Doja cat also embraces femininity and embodies the divine feminine through the texts of her songs and by using her and others’ bodies in her music videos. By connecting these aspects of Doja Cat’s music to Black feminist thought, I aim to establish Planet Her as a feminist album.

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