My stay in Salvador was an opportunity to self-reflect, and in doing so I centred my reflection around my ancestry... Who am I?, and who would I have been had my Tabom ancestors not left Salvador da Bahia, Brazil around the year of 1835?I sought a photographer I could collaborate with to share insight into... 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 →
How Stella Got Her Groove Back is one of my all-time favourite films! On many levels I can relate to Stella (played by the amazing Angela Bassett); a forty-something, highly successful corporate black woman from San Francisco who is persuaded by her friend to take a well deserved, first-class vacation to Jamaica in an attempt... Continue Reading →
Beautiful hand crafted jewellery created by Ojire, a Brazilian artisan jewellery designer who's work centres around the cowry shell; a symbol used in connection of African and AfroBrazilian culture.
Meet Cintia Tâmara; a aueer, 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 Women of... Continue Reading →
"First of all, I need to say the word fat is alright. I prefer to be called fat..." As fat phobia continues to marginalise and discriminate, this body positive Brazilian model and influencer tells why it's ok to call her fat. Meet Bianca Guirgel...https://youtu.be/du-M-AwI86w Bianca wears: Aline Vito dress and Boutique de Krioula earringsLook out for the... Continue Reading →
Second episode of Politics of Beauty discussing 'what is beauty?', colourism, and #teamDarkSkin with researcher and self-esteem coach Cintia Cruz. https://youtu.be/1Sk3f__QEkw Look out for part 3 next week! As always, show some love by clicking subscribe and share! I’d love to hear your thoughts – please share them in the comment box below! Follow my... Continue Reading →
A meeting with Bitonga Travel founder in Ibirapuera Park, São Paulo reveals why representation of black female travellers is so important and her vision to connect Black Women wanderlusts in Latin America...
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 →