Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

“Raízes” (roots): Exhibition explores the role of hair in the identity of the black women


Note from BW of Brazil: In many ways these are some very exciting times in Brazil! In terms of black identity, racial pride and the acceptance of afro textured hair, … Continue reading

June 14, 2016 · 6 Comments

Brazil, stop killing black women!


Note from BW of Brazil: Tomorrow is the big day! For the past few years we’ve updated you on the historic first March of Black Women that will take place … Continue reading

November 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

What is it to be a black woman in Brazil? Part 6


Eduarda Santos, 17, student, from the state of Espírito Santo “I was raised in an environment that provided me with no interest in solving the physical and psychological abuse that I suffered. I constantly heard the nicknames and nasty jokes. At school, I … Continue reading

January 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

What is it to be a black woman in Brazil? Part 6


Eduarda Santos, 17, student, from the state of Espírito Santo “I was raised in an environment that provided me with no interest in solving the physicaland psychological abuse that I suffered. I constantly heard thenicknames and nasty jokes. At school, I only spoke … Continue reading

January 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

What is it to be a black woman in Brazil? Part 5


Maria Gal (Gal Quaresma), 35, actress and cultural entrepreneur from the city of São Paulo “The history of black women in Brazil has been marked by violations of their rights … Continue reading

January 6, 2012 · 1 Comment

What is it to be a black woman in Brazil? Part 5


Maria Gal (Gal Quaresma), 35, actress and cultural entrepreneur from the city of São Paulo “The history of black women in Brazil has been marked by violations of their rights … Continue reading

January 6, 2012 · 1 Comment

What is it to be a black woman in Brazil? Part 2


Aina Madame Garcia, Rio de Janeiro, 28, hair and fashion designer “In my life I have been surrounded by many black women of all ages, colors and backgrounds, and for … Continue reading

December 27, 2011 · Leave a comment