Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Makida Moda Afro: Bringing the beauty, elegance and sophistication of African fabrics along with identity, representation & empowerment of Black Women


Note from BW of Brazil: Ya know, sometimes you hav’ta do a double take. Last week I came across an interview with fashion entrepreneur Ignez Bacelar, which is featured below, and … Continue reading

November 14, 2017 · 2 Comments

The Asè collection – Based on fashion, activism and ancestry, from the perspective of racism, Bahian artists record documentary in New York


Note from BW of Brazil: Well this most definitely sounds exciting! Brazilian-born black fashion designer making moves, using her talents to address wider social issues on top of that, making … Continue reading

October 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

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