Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: curly/kinky hair

Black Empowerment March calls for end of prejudice in Recife


Note from BW of Brazil: Today’s piece simply re-enforces the analysis and focus of this blog in providing insight into the pulse of Brazil’s black community. Over the past few … Continue reading

September 15, 2015 · 3 Comments

For black women, just taking to streets is already a form of resistance: Black females talk about ‘cabelo crespo’, kinky/curly hair


Note from BW of Brazil: Walk around any number of Brazilian cities across the country and something is sure to strike you about the Afro-Brazilian population. Nowadays, black Brazilians can … Continue reading

August 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

As more blacks develop pride in their natural hair, Brazil’s racism continues its psychological oppression: Design student describes her ordeal with a university professor


Note from BW of Brazil: As anyone who has read this blog for any amount of time must know by now, Brazilian society does not accept characteristics that remind it … Continue reading

August 19, 2015 · 1 Comment

Black Brazilian woman describes her experiences wearing her natural hair in the US and hair rituals of black American women


Note from BW of Brazil: Today’s post is really part of the reason for the BW of Brazil blog in the first place – the exchange of black experiences across … Continue reading

May 28, 2013 · 5 Comments

Singer who gained fame for her version of Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” is disrespected after comment about her hair; files suit against supermarket


Note from BW of Brazil: The issue of hair, hairstyles and hair textures has been one of Brazil’s longest-enduring signs of its slave past and social/racial inequality in which each … Continue reading

May 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

Suzana and Suzane Massena, twin models from Bahia: photo gallery 2


Today’s posts features a gallery of photos of twin models Suzana and Suzane Massena of Salvador, Bahia. See more on them here and the first photo gallery here.

April 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mundinha Araújo: Founder of the Center of Black Culture in northeastern Brazil explains how Angela Davis and the Jackson 5 influenced her to wear her natural hair in the 1970s


Note from BW of Brazil: The question of hair is a topic that is often discussed here on the blog. As Brazil has always been and continues to be dominated … Continue reading

April 11, 2013 · 1 Comment