Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Novela shows the racism practiced by whites and among blacks: Interracial romance of ‘O Outro Lado do Paraíso’ discusses different practices of discrimination


Note from BW of Brazil: Such a simplistic analysis of what’s going on in this novela. But, in reality, I don’t expect much when the topic is Globo TV novelas, … Continue reading

November 30, 2017 · 1 Comment

How Brazil’s soap operas maintain the passive image of Afro-Brazilians while avoiding a real discussion about racism


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s an old complaint from organizations of the Movimento Negro (black rights organizations). The Brazilian media, and Globo TV in particular, often creates weak, passive … Continue reading

July 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

The representation of black women in Brazil’s novelas (soap operas)


Aparecida Petrowki (left) and Camila Pitanga Taís Araújo (left) and Maria Ceiça By Rosa Estrada I have just under three decades of existence, and, because of this, I don’t have … Continue reading

January 18, 2013 · 8 Comments

Do you think of Brazil as a white nation? You would if you watched Brazilian television


  Novelas portray a white image of Brazil, says Mozambican writer “For us, Mozambicans, Brazil’s image is that of a white country, or at best, mixed. The only black Brazilian … Continue reading

April 25, 2012 · 3 Comments

Isabel Fillardis


Isabel Fillardis is an actress and model who started her career at the age of 11. She was once represented by Ford Models and in 1993 she appeared in her … Continue reading

December 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

Isabel Fillardis


Isabel Fillardis is an actress and model who started her career at the age of 11. She was once represented by Ford Models and in 1993 she appeared in her … Continue reading

December 15, 2011 · 1 Comment