I recently came across a new website that made my heart sing: http://blackwomenofbrazil.co/. This website shows me that women around the world are on a quest to embrace their natural hair, to stand up and speak out on what authenticity means to them.
According to the website:
What is Black Women of Brazil?
“Black Women of Brazil is a photographic and informational blog featuring a diverse array of Brazilian Women of African descent. As much of the English speaking world is not familiar with the history of African descendants in Brazil, it also features news, essays, reports and interviews spanning an array of topics including race, racism, hair, affirmative action, police brutality, etc. intended to give a more complete view of the experiences of black women in particular and black people in general in Brazil with a goal of provoking discussion through the lens of race.
Photos feature women who are models, singers, rappers, dancers, actresses as well as politicians, activists, journalists, athletes, etc. and common everyday people from the República Federativa do Brasil (Federative Republic of Brazil). The women range the gamut of phenotypes in terms of skin color, hair texture and facial features.”
I plan to learn more about this website and feature it going forward. What do you think? Do you know of other websites around the world that promote authenticity, natural hair, etc.? If so, please let me know.