“Tu Cabello Natural” (Your Natural Hair)

“With the sweetness held within your being, with the adventurous spirit that is full of life and your hair unleashes, let your being show through the roots of your hair, that you may obtain an unparalleled connection with mother nature, she who gave us life which we preserve for ourselves and those who surrounds us… how beautiful it is to see natural hair the way La Pachamama (Mother Earth) gave us and in the way she wants it maintained; envision it take, care for it and own it in the face of a humanity empty and full of consumerism. Recalling the roots of [Afro-Latinidad] that already been lost due to cultural appropriation, and how globalization drives us to interweave knowledge, ancestral cultures, experiences, pains, and infinite love.” ~Mayra Sierra (winner of AfroEstilo’s best commentary prize)

Original text:

“Con la dulzura que lleva dentro de su ser, con el espíritu aventurero que desata en su melena radiante y llena de vida, deja que las raíces de tu ser se demuestren en tu cabello, que logres una conexión sin igual con la madre naturaleza, ella nos dio la vida y nosotros preservamos la nuestra y la de los que nos rodea.. que bonito es ver un cabello natural como La pachamama nos lo dio y como quieres mantenerlo, cuidarlo poseerlo y vislumbrarlo frente a la humanidad llena de consumismo y vacíos. Recordando la raíces afrocolombianas que se han perdido por la falta de apropiación cultural, y la globalización que nos maneja Entrelazando saberes, culturas ancestrales, vivencias, dolores y amor infinito.”

 

Sourced from: AfroEstilo.com

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