Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Specialists discuss the case of woman’s death after application of hair relaxer


Note from BW of Brazil: Many questions remain after a woman in the northeastern state of Bahia recently died about a week after applying a hair relaxing product to her … Continue reading

January 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

“Negra Rosa, Rosa Negra” blog shares tips to help black women who want to transition to wearing natural hair


Note from BW of Brazil: In Brazil today, what one could call a natural hair revolution among Afro-Brazilian women continues to grow. The hair of African descendants in Brazil has … Continue reading

September 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dancer Ivi Pizzot: Photo gallery 2


Learn a little about and see more photos of this native of the city of Niterói in the state of Rio de Janeiro here. See more photos of Ivi here.   … Continue reading

June 5, 2013 · 1 Comment

Dancer Ivi Pizzot: Photo gallery 1


Learn a little about Ivi here and see more photos of this beauty here.

June 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Meet Ivi Pizzott: 25-year old dancer is one of the few black women on popular TV variety show and new resident in Rio


Note from BW of Brazil: Recently on the blog there was an article about the vast under-representation of Afro-Brazilian women on Brazilian game, comedy and variety shows that feature models … Continue reading

June 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Nádia Maria Rodrigues: “Everything changed in my life after I became black”. Teacher reveals how consciousness and bell hooks influenced her identity


Note from BW of Brazil: Featured today on the blog is yet another deep, revealing piece by a black Brazilian woman who reveals her journey from the humiliation of not … Continue reading

June 2, 2013 · 2 Comments

Singer’s performance royalty docked due to song’s derogatory depiction of black women


Within a week of each other, two songs and artists that have were denounced many years ago by members of Brazil’s black and feminist movements were served legal losses. On … Continue reading

January 4, 2012 · Leave a comment