Brazil's Black Queer scene is a beautiful act of resistance... See for yourself - meet the Afrobapho collective!
If you've ever visited Brazil, there's one thing you would have noticed - hardly anyone speaks English, or at least it can feel that way at times. If it comes as a surprise, shock or irritation - it's time to recognise your 'English as a first language' privilege... Need a guilt-free way to use that privilege... Continue Reading →
My introduction to La Frida was by coincidence almost a month ago, walking through Santo Antonio when I caught eyes with Diana, La Frida's in-house mechanic, and we both gave that "Hey black girl" recognition nod! I continued walking but something told me to go back and ask for a photo as the framing through... Continue Reading →
I put it out there to the universe that I wanted to use my time in Salvador to connect with some badass women... I might be on a break from Diversity Matters, but my quest to showcase diverse narratives continues - so meeting band members of Panteras Negras didn't disappoint! "The main challenge I face... Continue Reading →
You might not physically be here in Bahia with me, however a postcard is the least I can send as a 'thank you' for joining me on my journey via my blog!
Meet Cintia Tâmara; a queer, black feminist and PhD student researching ‘How Black Women in Brazil and the United States build their self-esteem. She recently founded Autoestima - O Projeto; a self-esteem platform which offers a space for shared content on self-esteem, self-reflection & development, as well as providing workshop and trainings focused on empowering Black... Continue Reading →
A touch of Africa in Rio - Africa Arte As a journalist/blogger/visual artist - and an African myself - I have a deeply rooted interest in sharing narratives of Africans across the diaspora. There's an indescribable connection, and, let's call it what it is - privilege(!) that comes with sharing "I'm from Ghana" when I meet... Continue Reading →
In this episode I discuss the 'Politics of Beauty' in Brazil; race, class, self-confidence... and how people can tell I'm not Brazilian! My special guest is researcher and self-esteem coach Cintia Cruz. https://youtu.be/KH14OjDieow Subtitles available on this video. Look out for part 2 next week! As always I'd love to hear your thoughts - please... Continue Reading →