Today, we’re going to take a little field trip over to The Capoeira Blog, where Faisca has kindly published a guest post of mine. Faisca was really nice in helping me when I first started trying to get Mandingueira off the ground, and so I’d like to take this opportunity to say thank you!
Before going on to the guest post, I apologize in advance for any irregularities in posting this week! I’m actually on vacation in North Africa right now, so it’s going to be a little bit tricky. The topic for today’s post went through an interesting process. Originally, I was going to publish the article on maculelê, first in the Capoeira é Dança series. Then, thanks to Day 1 of my trip, in fact, I completely forgot about that and was going to write a one-off post titled “The Scariest Night of My Life and Why Things Like this Blog Need to Exist”. (Don’t worry, nothing happened, but that fact itself was also a part of it, as you’ll see.) Now that Faisca has published my guest post, I also plan to publish a sister post to it, looking at women’s strength and the perception of it (or its lack) from a more theoretical point of view. I hope to keep posting throughout my trip, and will hit all of the things mentioned above, so please keep checking back for more!