Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: black representation

MC Soffia uses doll to talk about self-esteem: “I’m a Black Barbie” – Upcoming single, “Barbie Black”, speaks of the lack of diversity that affects even toys


Note from BW of Brazil: I’ve had my eyes on the talented young rapper MC Soffia for a few years now. It’s really promising seeing a girl so young already being so conscious … Continue reading

January 31, 2018 · 1 Comment

Where are our black superheroes? Inspired by Marvel Comics, Bahian artist turns myths of African Orixás (deities) into superheroes


Note from BW of Brazil: Just like any young boy, I spent a great amount of my time in the fantasy world of the superheroes. It was a regular part … Continue reading

December 18, 2017 · 2 Comments

Famed writer Carolina Maria de Jesus was a dark-skinned black woman with wooly hair; should a fair-skinned woman with straight hair portray her in a play?


Note from BW of Brazil: Well, one can always count on Brazil to provide some sort of controversy when the issue is race, and today’s controversy provides yet another log to … Continue reading

November 29, 2017 · 5 Comments

“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 · 5 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