Friday, May 12, 2017

The New Afro Hair Movement in Brazil

I was happy to come across this short documentary looking at Afro Brazilian empowerment through cultural affirmation in recent months. The Afro Brazilian heritage of South America's largest country is one of the reasons I got so taken with Brazil in the first place, so to see young people claiming what's been marginalized historically is refreshing, to say the least. I appreciate that the established cutting edge fashion magazine i-D published this piece and included an interview with Nayara Justino, the actress/model dethroned from the title of Globeleza carnival queen for supposedly being "too black".