Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Black women filmmakers combine idealism with cinematic technique and are earning more space on the big screen


Lílian Santiago You may not remember the names of the directors or producers of the last movies you watched, but surely they were there. In Brazil, women are the majority behind … Continue reading

December 6, 2012 · 1 Comment

Rapper Nega Gizza on black hair and identity: "Kinky/curly hair, yes. Hard hair, no."


Nega Gizza, the Hip Hop moniker of Gisele Gomes de Souza, is a rapper from Rio de Janeiro. The child of a maid, at seven years old, she sold beer … Continue reading

March 27, 2012 · 2 Comments

Rapper Nega Gizza on black hair and identity: "Kinky/curly hair, yes. Hard hair, no."


Note from BW of Brazil: Nega Gizza, the Hip Hop moniker of Gisele Gomes de Souza, is a rapper from Rio de Janeiro. The child of a maid, at seven … Continue reading

March 27, 2012 · 2 Comments

Project Pixaim questions standards of beauty and encourages the acceptance of “bad” hair


  Project coordinator criticizes the hegemonic aesthetic model and believes it encourages racial prejudice by Leda Samara   On magazine covers, intelevision programs, on the catwalks, appear the most “beautiful”women … Continue reading

February 28, 2012 · 2 Comments