MC Elis – 6 year old Brazilian musical artist

This young girl is over here singing about: Loving her natural hair: it’s NOT dry/hard, it’s her crown as a queen Being sick of racism Pride in her Blackness: referring to herself explicitly as Black (preta) rather than one of the endless other terms that refer to color (mulata, moreninha) but try to maintain distance…

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Finally in Salvador

I’ve been in Salvador for a week now. The apartment that we stayed in for the first week with the program was incredible! We were right on the beach and the apartment overlooked the beautiful blue green water on one side and the farol (light house) on the other. So many mornings we got up…

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Bahia

We’ve been traveling for a week now. We flew to Recife first in the state of Pernambuco. We did a mini tour of the city including the craziest museum in the middle of brazil: one full of European artifacts built like a castle. It was a collection of knives mostly, that just showed the reach…

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