Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Former maid’s formula for curly-kinky hair leads to a 12-store hair salon in Rio, a rare example of a successful black Brazilian businesswoman


Former maid, businesswoman explains how a formula for curls changed her life Julia Dias Carneiro, BBC Brazil in Rio de Janeiro Heloísa Assis spent ten years with dipping her hands … Continue reading

July 14, 2012 · 2 Comments

Former maid’s formula for curly-kinky hair leads to a 12-store hair salon in Rio, a rare example of a successful black Brazilian businesswoman


Former maid, businesswoman explains how a formula for curls changed her lifeJulia Dias CarneiroBBC Brazil in Rio de Janeiro Heloísa Assis spent ten years with dipping her hands in cream, … Continue reading

July 14, 2012 · 2 Comments

When black children learn the idea of "bad hair" in the least expected place: home


By Fabiana Mascarenhas   As a child I was ashamed of my hair. I dreamed of having a hairstyle like my friends in class, always straight and shiny. Television, the media, … Continue reading

June 15, 2012 · 7 Comments

Natural black hair and the politics of "good appearance" in Brazil


Whenever the topic is the existence of racism in Brazil, usually there are a few consistent reactions. 1) Some Brazilians will consistently claim the belief that racism doesn’t exist in … Continue reading

December 5, 2011 · 2 Comments

Natural black hair and the politics of "good appearance" in Brazil


Whenever the topic is the existence of racism in Brazil, usually there are a few consistent reactions. 1)      Some Brazilians will consistently claim the belief that racism doesn’t exist in Brazil … Continue reading

December 5, 2011 · 1 Comment