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Race & Hair in Brazil: “No Cadiveu, Yes Natural”

by Marques Travae of Black Women of Brazil  Sign: “eu preciso de Cadiveu (I need Cadiveu)” In several of our blog posts over the past 14 months, we have given consistent examples of how the aesthetic and image of the black woman is overwhelmingly devalued in Brazil. From outrageous song lyrics that denigrate physical attributes …

Black hair in Brazil: A Revolution in the Making

by Marques of BlackWomenOfBrazil Gone are days when kinky/curly hair was synonymous with mistreated and laborious hair. Nowadays in Brazil, kinky/curly hair is increasingly associated with self-assertion, self-esteem, behavior and femininity. Mirella Santos Globalization and democratization of the media has greatly increased the speed of information. This is not just a fad, but trends and …