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FEATURE: Marcha do Empoderamento Crespo - First Natural/Nappy Hair Empowerment March last weekend in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil

Take a look at some images from last weekend's first Natural/Nappy Hair Empowerment March last weekend in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil (Marcha do Empoderamento Crespo). The march was held to show the diverse beauty of black women and to deliver a collective response to the continued prejudice against Afro-Brazilian women. The march was organized by Lorena LacerdaNaira GomesAndréa SouzaMilla CarolIvy GuedesSamira SoaresJack NascimentoJoão VieiraVanessa RibeiroHilmara Bitencourt , Chermie Ferreira and Nadja SantosBlack Women of Brazil states that on the Facebook event page for the march, one women (Yasmin Porto) wrote: "Wearing cabelo crespo (kinky/curly hair) is a political act. I wore straightened hair for seven years. We are tired of standards, the establishment of rules". Explore below and CLICK HERE to read more about this empowering statement.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor

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(Photo: Betto Jr./Correio)

 (Photo: Edilson Lima)

(Photos via Vale Tudo)

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Comment by Sean Sheist on November 10, 2015 at 7:50am
My gf is afro-Brazilian so this is incredible to read and learn about. I'll be sure to make sure she tunes in and hopefully we can go to Brazil and meet some of these incredible women.
Comment by Monét Bourdeau on November 9, 2015 at 10:17pm

that's a lot of gorgeous cotton candy


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