What are we About?
Rotten Bananas is committed to decolonizing and dismantling white supremacy and patriarchy while exemplifying the power that Bananas lend communities of color.
Bananas are universal. For Africa, the Caribbean, and the Diaspora of Blackness, bananas are the holy grail. The fruit is yellow at it's awakening and of other shades as it matures; at every point of it's life, the fruit is used. Yellow signifies sunshine, hope, and new beginnings. The solar plexus, or the third chakra, is represented as yellow. It is at the solar plexus that non-physical energy and the physical body join. The foundation of identity and ego lives within the solar plexus; confidence, self-esteem, and willpower rise and fall within this space.
Despite the positive characteristics of the color of the banana, yellow, women of color stray away from wearing and naturally fail to represent it. In fact, communities of color have leaned on yellow to push colorism.