“Raízes” (roots): Exhibition explores the role of hair in the identity of the black women

I “went natural” 6 years ago…I wish I had done so much sooner!

Black Women of Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: In many ways these are some very exciting times in Brazil! In terms of black identity, racial pride and the acceptance of afro textured hair, we are seeing more groups, projects, exhibitions, plays, seminars, etc. than we’ve ever seen in Brazil’s history! Of course, this only makes sense as since the colonization of the land that would later become known as Brazil, descendants of Africa have always been taught to have shame in their pele escura (dark skin), cabelo crespo (kinky/curly hair) and traços afros (African features).

The reality is that even with many years of organizing and the promotion of black pride/identity in campaigns by the organizations connected to the Movimento Negro (black movement), there are still millions of Brazilians of visible African ancestry who have shame in defining themselves as negros and negras and do…

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. buffalotompeabody
    Jun 18, 2016 @ 07:58:34

    I love this! I have only been online for 4 years and my earliest social media experiences have been with people of South America. I have learned so much and I love it. 👍👍

    • sepultura13
      Jun 18, 2016 @ 12:32:27

      Too cool – I love talking with people from all over, as well! The interwebz can provide a decent learning experience, here and there!

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