Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Black She-roes: Author Jarid Arraes brings black female representation in her book about legendary black freedom fighter Dandara of Palmares


Note from BW of Brazil: As we all know, black representation in any genre is an ongoing struggle. Even more so if we consider only black women. As an example … Continue reading

October 3, 2015 · 5 Comments

Actress/lawyer Dandara Albuquerque: "Black beauty should be recognized and appreciated, but this will only happen when blacks themselves are proud of it"


The daughter of a white father and black mother, Dandara Albuquerque is 23 and lives in the famed Copacabana region of Rio de Janeiro. This extroverted Sagittarius, and owner of … Continue reading

August 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

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


“In my life I have been surrounded by many black women of all ages, colors and backgrounds, and for me, they were all always completely different, until the day I … Continue reading

December 27, 2011 · Leave a 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

Lecture addresses rights of black women


 Zélia affirms that the black woman needs to be integrated into the job market  Mônica Conrado was one of the speakers at the event Giovana Miranda seeks to elevate the … Continue reading

December 5, 2011 · Leave a comment

Lecture addresses rights of black women


 Zélia affirms that the black woman needs to be integrated into the job market  Mônica Conrado was one of the speakers at the event Giovana Miranda seeks to elevate the … Continue reading

December 5, 2011 · Leave a comment