Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

“Being independent, feminist and married is impossible”, says singer MC Carol after separation


“Since marriage constitutes slavery for women, it is clear that the Women’s Movement must concentrate on attacking this institution. Freedom for women cannot be won without the abolition of marriage.” … Continue reading

August 15, 2017 · 2 Comments

Dear white feminist: “We are not all equal and we are not sisters!”


Note from BW of Brazil: You know what? I’m glad someone said this! After decades of black Brazilians coming to grips with the fact of the strong presence of racism … Continue reading

March 17, 2015 · 5 Comments

“You all see prejudice in everything”: the silencing of black women in feminist movements


Note from BW of Brazil: In today’s post, Viviane de Paula delves into a topic that springs up here from time to time: the need address specific issues of black … Continue reading

January 12, 2015 · 12 Comments

The black woman, Christianity and the myth of redemption


Note from BW of Brazil: The post that we feature today on the blog is pretty deep. It touches on a number of topics and issues, a few of which … Continue reading

May 11, 2014 · 4 Comments

Black women are victims of more than 60% of the murders of women in Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: Today, November 25th, is the International Day for the End of Violence Against Women and this post delves into the racial and color aspects of … Continue reading

November 25, 2013 · 5 Comments

Black Women and Power: We can too!


  Photos: Left to right, top row and bottom row: Benedita da Silva, Federal Deputy and first black woman to serve as governor of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Célia Sacramento, … Continue reading

March 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Feminist Vanda Menezes and the echoes of black resistance: "My feminism is black"


Echoes of black resistance in Serra da Barriga, in Alagoas (northeastern Brazil), land of Zumbi of Palmares*, run through the veins of Vanda Menezes, black militant and feminist activist for 30 … Continue reading

June 13, 2012 · Leave a comment