“Watching the pageantry and super-stylized outfits and hairstyles, one might sometimes lose sight of the statements being made at Afropunk (@afropunk
). Identity and defining one’s own beauty is a huge and important part of what is being celebrated at the festival. Feathers, placards, pins, African cloth, elaborate earrings, septum [piercings] and even colorful socks are here at some point, echoing a belief in the many spectrums of beauty.” —photographer and activist Ruddy Roye (@ruddyroye
), who was on the ground at the Afropunk Fest in Brooklyn last year.
Watch our Instagram story this weekend to check out all of the eclectic, diverse and inspiring moments from this year’s festival.
Photo by @ruddyroye