AFRICANGLOBE – Early this afternoon, a friend of mine sent a link to me of an article/video that she found from the U.S. Black women’s magazine website Essence about Afro-Brazilian women making transitions from straightened hair to natural kinks, coils and curls. Entitled “Afro-Brazilian Hair Stories”, it perfectly captured the experiences of so many Black Brazilian women coming to find beauty in their natural tresses in a country in which their self-esteem is assaulted daily with negative comments, jokes, laughter and even job rejections all because afro-textured hair has for centuries been discriminated against and considered ugly, unprofessional, uncivilized and the like by white society.
It’s always great to see people we’ve featured on this blog (like Juliana Luna) attracting international attention! And while the 2nd annual Marcha do Orgulho Crespo actually went down on August 7th, there’s no reason that we can’t feature more amazing photos of these beautiful sistas rockin’ their naturals! Right?
Group met in the region of the MASP museum before walking to the CCSP. Program included round tables and shows by MC Soffia and Tássia Reis.
Women gathered on Sunday (7) at the MASP museum to participate in the second edition of the Marcha do Orgulho Crespo, on Paulista Avenue, in downtown São Paulo.
To the G1 website, São Paulo natives spoke about the process of abandoning processes of hair straightening. For them, it is much more than a cosmetic issue.
Organized by the movement created by duo Hot Comb and the Blog das Cabeludas (the big-haired ones), Crespas e Cacheadas (Kinky/Curly haired and Curly haired), the march “celebrates black culture and seeks to strengthen the Afro-Brazilian aesthetic as a symbol of identity, strength and resistance,” according to the text published to promote the event.
The program included a walk from Avenida Paulista to the São Paulo Cultural Centre (CCSP), where there were activities such as round tables and shows by rapper MC Soffia and singer Tássia Reis.
The 2nd edition had as its objective the expansion and deepening of the dialogue with black women agents of the creative economy through a partnership with Feira Preta, the yearly afroempreendedorismo (Afro entrepreneurialism) event and institutional supporter of the Marcha do Orgulho Crespo Brasil.