Hubby and I’ve been grinding nonstop for years- skipped vacations, put college degrees before tropical degrees, birthed a baby, forgone club hoppings (mostly)- and concluded that we
need some shade and a vacay. From what we can tell, we’re about 5
vacations behind and have decided to play a serious game of catch up. Looking
for motivation to determine our next destination, I remembered the posts from Marques about race and hair relations in Brazil. I heard about an organization called Estimativa (means ‘esteem’ in Portuguese) that works primarily to empower women of color and couldn’t help but want to do a little more.
Now, if this was a movie, we’d just fade to black, and *poof* bring the women and their
members here…but this ain’t no movie, and I ain’t Oprah. We ain’t got
it like that. *Yoouu get a trip, and youu get a trip!* Nah son.
So then I thought perhaps I could go to them… bringing the CurlyNikki
community with me, armed with curl knowledge and translated articles to
share. I called my good friend Mahisha at CURLS and she too wanted to get in on the action and donated a TON of products. I plan to work a little, play
a little lots, soak up some sun, the culture and take in the sights… specifically, all the curls! I’m even thinking about starting the Brazilian Butt Lift (*work out plan girl!*) so I can convert my spongebob into a donk, or at least whatever my skinny genes will allow!
So here we are…
Stay tuned for more ways that you can contribute and get involved too!
g-chatting with Boog…