Felipe Monteiro

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Felipe Monteiro

28 y.o
Youtube Channel: Phills Monteiro
Instagram: @feelsblack

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“I started my Youtube channel Phills Monteiro in 2012 because I realized that there were no Brazilian Youtube channels that talked about natural hair for men. I needed to do it because I wanted to represent black men and give them a platform where they can find tips on how to style and care for their hair. Growing up, I would always hear people say that natural or kinky hair doesn’t look good and that it’s really hard to style, so I would straighten mine a lot. But I’ve been natural for six years now. I think that my hair is more of a symbol of emancipation, empowerment and resistance to racism, rather than an aesthetic feature or a fashion trend.”

“J’ai créé ma chaine Youtube Phills Monteiro en 2012 parce que je trouvais qu’il n’y avait pas de chaîne YouTube au Brésil dédiée aux cheveux crépus masculins. J’avais besoin de le faire, parce que je voulais représenter les hommes noirs qui souhaiteraient avoir des astuces pour entretenir leurs cheveux. Comme la majorité des gens, j’avais toujours entendu que les cheveux afros naturels étaient moches et difficiles à coiffer, donc je les lissais. Mais je suis au naturel depuis 2012. Pour moi, mes cheveux sont symboles de résistance, d’émancipation et de lutte contre le racisme, plutôt qu’un trait esthétique ou pour la mode.”

“Eu criei meu canal no YouTube Phills Monteiro em 2012, pois não havia um canal dedicado ao cabelo crespo masculino no YouTube Brasil. Eu precisava criar um, para ser representatividade para outros homens que talvez buscassem ajuda sobre. Como a maioria das pessoas, eu sempre ouvi que cabelo crespo era feio e difícil de cuidar, sendo assim, o alisava sempre. Deixo meu cabelo crescer naturalmente desde 2012. O cabelo natural é símbolo de resistência, empoderamento e luta contra o racismo, não é apenas uma característica estética ou moda.”

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