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Acknowledge.Your.Ancestors  A person, A project, A passion - Headwraps inspired by powerful Afro women

I interviewed Kévi from @leparisnoir for @okayafrica. (link in bio). It was a real pleasure to do the black paris walks with him as a guide so make sure you do it next time you come to Paris and if you are already here ,well, what are you waiting for ? #parisnoir #blackparis #blackparistour #blackpariswalks #afropean #noirdefrance #noiresdefrance #martinique #carribean #histoiredefrance #paris #tourisme #tourism

Amazing, African, pro-women and girls and eco-friendly! Hope she starts selling them worldwide! Vote vote vote ! ・・・
Folasade Bamiseye started @myperiodkit to provide women and girls with access to affordable sanitary pads made from eco-friendly methods. She now has the chance to win a share of $200,000 in funding courtesy of #ChivasVenture. Anyone is eligible to vote, from all across the world, to help Folasade expand her business and win this funding. Click the link in the @myperiodkit bio to help her on her way.
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My babe Njeri is a gem. Long live to African feminists ✊🏾 A luta continua .Repost @strawberry_sativa with @get_repost
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The cool guys @nairobitalents did a feature on me
Check out the work they're doing on highlighting some really amazing people in Nairobi doing impressive work. I'm honoured & grateful
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Woman. Kenyan. African. Black.
These are things that I have always been passionate about however, the past 5 yrs have been transformational in growing into my identity and what it means to be a young black feminist Kenyan woman in the 21st Century. I’m a law graduate currently doing my pupillage in a family law firm. Most of our clients are women returning to or finding themselves after years of being in unhappy relationships. Women who are fighting for their property, demanding to be have their efforts recognized. I studied law because it was the most natural path for me. My parents in their own unique and individual ways were my first exposure to feminism and social justice. My father dropped his English name when he was younger and ensured that my sister and I only had Kikuyu names, he taught me smart-mouthed replies to anyone who dared to ask me what my English or Baptism name was. My mother on the other hand, is the most unconventional woman and absolutely doesn’t subscribe to gender roles which she loudly professes. I’ve been called loud, weird and controversial all my life; names I have come to embrace as adjectives people use to describe people who feel strongly when it comes to social issues especially those touching on minorities and human rights. A person who challenges societal norms and binary thinking when it comes to topics on laws, sex, relationships, power dynamics, religion and politics. I’m glad I have found my purpose and that is to fight for the rights of women and sexual & gender minorities and to use the law and social media as a tool to achieve this. I am inspired by the numerous women fighting for change in the government, my sister, my female friendships and the amazing group of twitter feminists.
Aluta continua!

🌅Power to the God within🌅 @jojoabot serving that afrocentric divine feminine #heawraps #afrocentric #ghana #africa #turbante

Nomzamo Winifred Madikizela-Mandela. A radical until the end . "If I hadn't fought, there would have been no Mandela, the entire world would have forgotten about him and he would have died in prison as those who threw him there intended". Rest in Power foremother. #radical #southafrica #antiapartheid #blackwoman #africanwoman #revolutionary #freedomfighter #warrior

#Repost @deepburnt42 | ELIZETH CARDOSO - MANHA DE CARNAVAL | BOSSANOVA 🇧🇷
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Did you know?
This Bossa Nova classic was composed by Luiz Bonfa (playing the guitar in this song) for the movie « Black Orpheus » who won the Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival that same year in 1959
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#luizbonfa #elizethcardoso #blackorpheus #orfeunegro #bossanova #classic #brasil #brazilianmusic #songoftheday #riodejaneiro #samba #Joaogilberto #cannes #cannesfilmfestival #palmedor

American born french actress Marpessa Dawn, in the movie Black Orpheus (Orfeu Negro) by Marcel Camus, released in 1959. A classic

🚨New video🚨It's still women history month so ya boi made a little selection of her favorite feminist books for you. Plus, there's a headwrap tutorial (as usual) . Don't thank me it's free😘😜link in bio (you know it by now) on the 📷 Audre Lorde,our Lorde and savior and ya boi.Such an honor🙏🏾#headwraps #turban #turbante #foulardetféminisme #attachédefoulard #marétèt #afroféminisme #blackfeminism #womanism #feminista #feminist #womanist #literature #books #library

When your Fro decides to make a glorious come back the day you decide to get rid of it 😑😅 #goodhairday #4chairdontcare #bringbackthelocks #naturalista #nocurlenvy #crepueetfiere #crépue #thereishairunderthatscarf

#Repost @afrodyssee with @get_repost
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GEREWOL
Woman with scar tatoos laughing at the Gerewol ceremony, a courtship ritual competition of tribe Woodabee (Fulani) during which young men dressed in elaborate ornemantation and dance and sing, vying attention of marriageable young women. By Timothy Allen @timothy_allen #timothyallen #photography #documentary #gettyimages #woodabee #fulani #yougwoman #laughing #face #scar #tatoo #veil #ornament #gerewol #ritual #courtship #youngman #demonstration #tradition #beautiful #melanin #lakechad #chad #africa #geneve #afrodyssee

{ When they say men don't wear make up. When they Africa is inherently patriachal. When they say "this is a white people thing" 🙄🙄🙄} The Wodaabe, or Bororo are considered to be the most attractive people on earth and possibly one of the most progressive. During #gerewol festival, men dress up to take each other's women - and the women have as many husbands as they please. #fulani #Chad #Niger #BORORO

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