Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Faces of Afro Brazil 10


"My hair is the root of my resistance." - Raquel Ferro

“My hair is the root of my resistance.” – Raquel Ferro

Note from BW of Brazil: The tenth in the “Faces of Afro Brazil” series, Raquel Ferro is from Belém, Pará, Brazil. This photo, courtesy of the Palácio do Planalto, was specially taken for the Day and Month of Black Consciousness celebrations throughout Brazil. For more on the issue of cabelo (hair) in Brazil see various articles here. For coverage of the Day of Black Consciousness, click here and follow the links!

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