Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Why are American women so bothered by the Globeleza commercial? For the same reasons many Brazilian women are. But exactly what does this image say about black women?


Note from BW of Brazil: Yes it’s that time of year again. Carnaval is coming! Of c0urse if you live in Brazil, you’ve already seen or heard some of the … Continue reading

January 29, 2016 · 2 Comments

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

July 25th is the International Afro-Latin American and Afro-Caribbean Women’s Day: Black Women of Brazil raise their voices, call for struggle and unity against racist and sexist oppression


Note from BW of Brazil: Today, July 25th, is a day to celebrate the unique experiences of black women in Latin America and Caribbean. Although International Women’s Day is celebrated … Continue reading

July 25, 2013 · 3 Comments

After controversy over lack of ethnic representation, a black woman is crowned Miss Bahia 2013; protests highlight the contradiction of race


Priscila Cidreira Santiago was elected Miss Bahia 2013 Note from BW of Brazil: Last week the blog covered the latest racial controversy coming out of Brazil concerning race and representation … Continue reading

May 27, 2013 · 7 Comments

Outside of history: study show that black women have no place in contemporary Brazilian literature


Of 1,245 characters cataloged, only 34 are black women. 70% of the time they are portrayed as maids and prostitutes Research conducted by the Grupo de Estudos em Literatura Brasileira … Continue reading

April 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

Adele Fátima: the queen of Brazil’s 1970s soft core “pornochanchada” films


Note from BW of Brazil: Today we feature one of Brazil’s most recognized symbols of the swinging, sexploitation films of the 1970’s: Adele Fátima. Adele was a star of a genre of … Continue reading

April 10, 2013 · 1 Comment

Aline Prado, Globo TVs symbol of Carnaval in a photo session: “I’m used to the nudity”


Aline Prado: Carnaval’s Globeleza girl (more photos here and here)   Thunder and lightning announced that the photo shoot precedes a storm in downtown Rio. It doesn’t take many clicks … Continue reading

March 15, 2013 · Leave a comment