Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Black Brazilian women mobilize against a racist hair campaign ad featuring people wearing afro wigs


Sign: “eu preciso de Cadiveu (I need Cadiveu)”   In several of our blog posts over the past 14 months, we have given consistent examples of how the aesthetic and image … Continue reading

January 16, 2013 · 9 Comments

Creator of the Meninas Black Power (Afro Girls) project speaks about the growing natural black hair movement in Brazil


Élida Aquino   Created by Élida Aquino, a Rio de Janeiro student of nursing and midwifery, the fanpage Meninas Black Power* is a project that was born on the pre-Facebook … Continue reading

September 24, 2012 · 3 Comments

Black hair in Brazil: A revolution in the making


Gone are days when kinky/curly hair was synonymous with mistreated and laborious hair. Nowadays in Brazil, kinky/curly hair is increasingly associated with self-assertion, self-esteem, behavior and femininity. Mirella Santos   … Continue reading

May 18, 2012 · 1 Comment