feature: take a look back on são paulo’s beautifully powerful natural hair pride march
August 22, 2016
Some weeks ago, it happened in São Paulo, Brazil, the 2nd Natural Hair Pride March and it was awesome! As the first march (we already talked about it here), this one aimed to awaken a Black consciousness through the debate about the aesthetics issue, like the causes why Black people hate themselves and what are the consequences of that.
The movement started with black girls who didn’t want anymore to handle the pressure of trying to look like the socially imposed patterns of beauty and from then now lots of black boys are also rediscovering their blackness.
By the way, why don’t you organize a Natural Hair march in your city, or a meeting in your area to debate, show pride of your blackness and share love with other black people? Lots of us are still in the process of discovering their beauty or in the hard condition of self hate. Show love for your own blackness and you make other black people know how beautiful they are. And if you get to organize any meeting, march or other event with that purpose in your area, don’t forget to let us know!
For your inspiration, see some photos of this São Paulo’s 2nd Natural Hair Pride March below:
Há algumas semanas atrás, rolou em São Paulo, Brazil, a 2° Marcha do Orgulho Crespo e foi bem foda! Assim como a primeira edição (sobra a qual já falamos aqui), esta teve o objetivo de despertar consciência negra através do debate sobre a estética, como os motivos de as pessoas negras cultivarem um auto-ódio e quais são as consequências disso.
O movimento começou com meninas negras que não queriam mais ter que aguentar a pressão de se tentar se parecer com o padrão de beleza imposto socialmente, e desde então rapazes negros também começaram a redescobrir sua negritude.
E para te inspirar, veja abaixo algumas fotos dessa 2° Marcha do Orgulho Crespo de São Paulo:
By Robin Batista*, AFROPUNK contributor
Photos: Larissa Isis
* Robin Batista is a Brazilian designer, student in Afro-diasporic Visual Arts and AFROPUNK contributor.www.facebook.com/robiefreakcode
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