afropunk atl: the rainbow resistance

December 28, 2018
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Does anyone even remember the time before Black people reclaimed color? How did they ever get us to fear color when it is so clearly created for and by us — it’s perfect for our melanin. AFROPUNK Atlanta was an explosion of children of the sun, decked out in every shade under it. Pastel wigs, neon afros and rainbow-colored dreadlocks floated around activations and artwork boasting just as many hues as those found on festival-goers.

The rainbow was so fierce and so present, you could practically taste it.

Photographs by Ashley Skywalker for AFROPUNK