Afro hair: How black Finns are taking on racism

Pricilla Osei / Image caption The women behind the Good Hair Day: Paloma Sandberg (l), Vanessa Daniels, Michaela Moua, Saida Mäki-Penttilä and Akunna Onwen

Pricilla Osei / Image caption The women behind the Good Hair Day: Paloma Sandberg (l), Vanessa Daniels, Michaela Moua, Saida Mäki-Penttilä and Akunna Onwen

More than 50,000 people with African background live in Finland, according to Statistics Finland.

Michaela Moua is one of them.

Born to a Finnish mother and Ivorian father, she is one of five Afro-Finns behind Finland's only annual event dedicated to afro hair, the Good Hair Day. Ms Moua says the event, which consists of workshops and panel discussions, was born out of necessity.

"We wanted to create an event that not only celebrated afro hair but was also educational and offered advice on how to take care of afro hair - especially for mixed race families," she says.

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