Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Mulata? Morena? Not anymore!: The power and liberation of recognizing one’s self as black

Note from BW of Brazil: Today at BW of Brazil, we bring you yet another powerful piece from the ladies over at the great blog Blogueiras Negras. It goes without … Continue reading

June 5, 2014 · 7 Comments

“If I don’t use deodorant, I’ll smell like a neguinha (black girl)”, says participant on reality show

Note from BW of Brazil: Let me be honest here. I don’t care for much Brazilian television. Most of it comes across as mindless entertainment for persons who don’t have … Continue reading

February 28, 2014 · 14 Comments

“To stop being a racist, my love, is not to fuck a mulata”: Considerations on racist compliments

Note from BW of Brazil: This latest post touches on many of the topics that have been previously discussed here at BW of Brazil. Brazilian-styled racism, the image of black … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · 4 Comments

Aline Mattos, formerly of the popular reality show Big Brother Brasil, does her first sensual photo shoot

À lá Beyoncé: ex-BBB Aline does her first sensual photo shoot   Aline, formerly of the popular reality show Big Brother Brasil, makes her first sensual photo shoot, but avoids showing … Continue reading

March 2, 2013 · 4 Comments

"When I discovered I was black", by Bianca Santana

by Bianca Santana I have been black for less than a year. Before, I was morena. My color was practically a prank of the sun. I was a morena for the Catholic school … Continue reading

February 22, 2013 · 9 Comments

What is it to be a black woman in Brazil? Part 1

Simone Nascimento, 38, a cultural producer from Rio de Janeiro “You are not black, you’re morena. No, but I’m black! Oh! Don’t say that, you’re so beautiful!”* Still today I feel a mixture of grace and … Continue reading

December 27, 2011 · 1 Comment