Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: European aesthetic

A little story of how one woman found herself as a black woman in the midst of a family of German immigrants


Note from BW of Brazil: Personal stories have provided some of the best insight into the development of black identity among women of African ancestry in Brazil as featured here … Continue reading

November 6, 2014 · 2 Comments

My black is beautiful: meet the women bloggers who are filling the void in Brazil’s Eurocentric beauty market


Note from BW of Brazil: The beauty and appreciation of blackness has long been a theme that we promote here at BW of Brazil and today’s feature on seven dynamic … Continue reading

July 10, 2014 · 2 Comments

Becoming a black woman: an identity in process


Note from BW of Brazil: If you have followed this blog for any amount of time you’ve probably noticed that the question of identity is something discussed frequently here. That’s … Continue reading

July 31, 2013 · 7 Comments

The dominance of the European aesthetic in Bahia’s media


In a recent post I wrote about the importance of Whitney Houston, I explained that it would be near impossible for a black female singer to rise to the stature … Continue reading

February 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

The dominance of the European aesthetic in Bahia’s media


In a recent post I wrote about the importance of Whitney Houston, I explained that it would be near impossible for a black female singer to rise to the stature … Continue reading

February 21, 2012 · Leave a comment