Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: black representation

“If I don’t see myself, I don’t buy”: Advertiser creates the “Buy or Don’t Buy” platform that lists companies that include black people in their campaigns


  Note from BW of Brazil: In reality, this is what it’s all about. What a lot of black folks from old-school social movements don’t seem to understand is that … Continue reading

November 20, 2017 · 1 Comment

The real world, only in reverse: What would it be like if black people and white people traded places? How would people react?


Note from BW of Brazil: So, did you notice anything strange about the photo above? If so, what struck you as strange? In a country like Brazil, creating a huge … Continue reading

November 13, 2017 · 4 Comments

Classic children’s characters earn another meaning: Everyday situations and acts of racial prejudice lead psychology student to create a line of black dolls


Note from BW of Brazil: The scream is getting louder: WHERE ARE THE BLACK DOLLS? And it’s not just the issue of the lack of black dolls. As I have … Continue reading

October 10, 2017 · 1 Comment

Where are the black professionals of Brazil? Two projects seek to combat the invisibility of blacks in the media and in the job market


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s a topic that is constantly discussed on this blog. Where are Afro-Brazilians in numerous areas of Brazilian society? In recent decades, black Brazilians have … Continue reading

September 3, 2017 · 3 Comments

Black women collaborate in photographic essay exalting African royalty: Three São Paulo natives represent Queens Nzinga, Makeda and Yaa Asantewaa


Note from BW of Brazil: Representation, representation, and more representation! A keyword that cannot be stressed enough on this blog. What does one do when depictions of beauty in a mainstream media … Continue reading

August 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Actress Cris Vianna and the importance of having black dolls; even with them being rare in Brazil, she has a collection of about 60-70 black dolls!


Note from BW of Brazil: One of these days I must meet the actress Cris Vianna! I’m really not much into what Brazil has to offer in terms of its … Continue reading

July 23, 2017 · 1 Comment

‘Guilhermina and Candelário’ is the first cartoon to feature a majority of black characters on Brazilian television


Note from BW of Brazil: Brazil’s media has long had a problem with showing the diversity of its population in the mainstream. And in a society in which skin color, … Continue reading

October 16, 2015 · Leave a comment