black women of italy: lula teclehaimanot

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Editor’s Note: Given our Italian/French theme this issue and in an effort to spotlight what black women are doing all over the world, this week we’re highlighting Black women in Italy that are carving out a space for themselves in popular media.

Who She Is: Once a soldier of the Eritrean War of Independence, Italian actress Lula Teclehaimanot wowed audiences in the critically acclaimed, Italian film Ainom where she played an Eritrean ex-guerilla fighter!

Signature Look: When not wearing her natural low ‘fro, Lula has been seen wearing her hair in extended cornrows, achieving maximum protective styling and free flowing locks.

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