sis, we need to talk...

An encounter at last summer's AfroPunk festival led to a discussion that was all about appropriation, accountability and intention between African-Americans and Africans— specifically between women. 

“When I was growing up in D.C. in the ‘70s and ‘80s, the first group of girls to come to my school from the continent were from Nigeria and most of them had Yoruba threading,” writer, and cultural scholar, Michaela Angela Davis said. “We had never seen that. I was fascinated by it because the designs they were able to make. But they were so ruthlessly teased by the African-American girls."

Read: A Much Needed Discussion Between Brown Girls.