negras malas is centered around the image and narratives of black womanhood, from within, with care, with love...
Cultural forms are united through networks of reproduction and reconstruction of a concrete reality. The identity of the Afro community is defined by the place it inhabits but maintains common features despite the fragmentation.
Traditions are necessary to create that sense of identity in diaspora situations. Adopting the family culture, not losing roots and trying to explore them in order to find an origin becomes essential at the moment in which the process of deconstruction begins.
Ode to all the shades of black and the beauty of a skin and body that have been overcriminalized, hypersexualized and rejected.
To feel confortable in oneself skin is the path to ultimate self love and acceptance
Hair becomes a political weapon when the black woman starts to wear it with pride, the act of taking care of it becomes an act of kindness to oneself.
Identity and roots are very well reflected in the crown of a black woman however she decides to wear it.
The black body has been historically mistreated and hypersexualized, to be a woman and to be able to survive and perform gender outside the white colonial vision embodies a particular strength worth to take pride of.
The bond and ties within similar identities become the fundamental base to heal, grow and to relate and share experiences.
Friendship, bonding, care and love as a way of survival, rebellion and therapy.
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