Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

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

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