Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Fashion and Racism: Bahian designer Carol Barreto on working in the fashion industry in the context of race relations in Brazil

Note from BW of Brazil: Carol Barreto has been building a name for herself for some time in the fashion industry. The native of Santo Amaro, Bahia, has been able … Continue reading

April 4, 2017 · 1 Comment

Making moves! After appearing in the Fevest fashion show, up and coming actress/model Stefanie Durval stars in the film ‘Quebrando as Pernas’

Note from BW of Brazil: It’s always nice to bring our readers people who making things happen! We first introduced you to this young lady last June. But since then Stefanie … Continue reading

August 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Attitude! Beauties of Cacique de Ramos meet and recognize each other in colorful turbans

Note from BW of Brazil: This blog often tackles tough issues that people have difficulty discussing: racism, the genocidal murders of black youth, the analysis of interracial relationships and the … Continue reading

August 18, 2015 · 4 Comments

Meet Brazil’s black “It” girls of the blog-o-sphere: With growing followings, these ladies have become the ones to watch for women seeking fresh fashion ideas!

Note from BW of Brazil: On this blog we often tackle the topic of the low level of black representation in the media. But one very positive thing has come … Continue reading

June 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

Fashion student develops photographic project Noivas Negras (Black Brides) to provide references for black women on their special day

Note from BW of Brazil: Yes, black brides DO exist! Although one would never know it judging from the media and indeed the difficulty that black women often experience in … Continue reading

June 18, 2015 · 3 Comments

Modern day Brazilian “fashion colonialism”: Africa is the inspiration for São Paulo Fashion Week; nearly all the models are white

Note from BW of Brazil: Well, here we go again! Another São Paulo Fashion Week extravaganza, another black model shut out. In reality, this shouldn’t come as a surprise. After … Continue reading

November 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Rate of black employers increases from 22.84% to 30.19% in ten years; black women unemployment rates falls from 18.2% to 7.7%, reveals study

Rate of black employers increases from 22.84% to 30.19% in ten years Among black women unemployment fell from 18.2% to 7.7%, reveals study of economist by Clarice Spitz Still unequal, but … Continue reading

May 30, 2013 · Leave a comment