Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

“I want five black women in the top spots”, says Kell Rosan; beauty was only black woman of 27 candidates in recent “Goddess of Brasil” pageant


Note from BW of Brazil: In reality, this shouldn’t really be that hard to see. As I’ve been following this sort of thing for years, I could have told this a … Continue reading

January 21, 2018 · 3 Comments

Miss Brasil 2017 and the Brazilian’s difficulty in accepting the beauty that represents it


Note from BW of Brazil: Well actually, we’ve known this for quite some time. I mean, if you haven’t figured out that Brazil doesn’t accept blackness as a representation of … Continue reading

September 28, 2017 · 2 Comments

My black is beautiful: meet the women bloggers who are filling the void in Brazil’s Eurocentric beauty market


Note from BW of Brazil: The beauty and appreciation of blackness has long been a theme that we promote here at BW of Brazil and today’s feature on seven dynamic … Continue reading

July 10, 2014 · 2 Comments

Identity in Brazil: “Our children do not know that they are black”


Note from BW of Brazil: If you weren’t born and raised in Brazil (or any other Latin American country for that matter) the question of black identity may not seem … Continue reading

January 28, 2014 · 2 Comments

“Goddess of Brazil” contest: black women shut out of the competition; all finalists blondes and brunettes


Note from BW of Brazil: When you look up the term “muse”, which is “musa” in Portuguese, the following definitions appear: 1) a woman, or a force personified as a … Continue reading

November 12, 2013 · 3 Comments

“To stop being a racist, my love, is not to fuck a mulata”: Considerations on racist compliments


Note from BW of Brazil: This latest post touches on many of the topics that have been previously discussed here at BW of Brazil. Brazilian-styled racism, the image of black … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · 4 Comments

After controversy over lack of ethnic representation, a black woman is crowned Miss Bahia 2013; protests highlight the contradiction of race


Priscila Cidreira Santiago was elected Miss Bahia 2013 Note from BW of Brazil: Last week the blog covered the latest racial controversy coming out of Brazil concerning race and representation … Continue reading

May 27, 2013 · 7 Comments