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My DIY Bed Nightstands

I am realizing, as I get older,  that I am becoming more and more of a hipster, and I LOVE IT.  Coming from a fancy-sort-of-background, this lifestyle is def connecting to my creative soul.  I recently moved and, slowly, I am recreating my sanctuary.  My theme is comfort, funkiness, repurpose and as creative as possible. read more

Brazilian-ness, Randomness

Brazil’s Black Consciousness Day

Today, November 20th,  Brazil celebrates Dia da Consciencia Negra (Black Consciousness Day)

The day  symbolizes the resistance of Africans against slavery during the colonial period.  During that time,there were quilombos and other forms of resistance which, as a whole, destabilized the market economy and led to the abolition of slavery. This is the true sense of the abolitionist struggle, whose protagonists were the blacks themselves.  However, the Eurocentric view of the truth about abolition, made the allies the heroes of this story.Abdias Nascimento

A few cities in Brazil celebrated the day with several forms of activities, from Afro-Brazilian dance shows, and read more