Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

How did you discover ser negra (being black)? Making the transition from brown to black


Note from BW of Brazil: The question in the title of today’s piece may seem ridiculous to some:¬†How did you discover ser negra (being black)? But is this really such … Continue reading

August 31, 2015 · 2 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

Number of Brazilians declaring themselves preta (black) increases to 16 million


“To be a black women is to be a warrior. It is to accept your blackness, appreciating your history and your roots. It is finding oneself pretty, even though they … Continue reading

October 17, 2012 · 6 Comments