– by Antonia
We’ve dedicated this entire year to our exploration of the Many Shades of Black and that exploration has largely looked at Blackness from an American perspective. This month we’ll be stepping outside our geographical box a little and getting a small taste of what lies beyond our borders. We’ll be taking a look at how much the natural hair movement is spreading in countries other than the US as well as looking at what Blackness means to people living in Africa and the African Diaspora. And although this one little month cannot do the topic justice, we do hope it’ll shed a little bit of light on just how expansive the Black experience is.