Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

"Bombril is a scouring pad; kinky/curly hair is something else"


by Lívia Deodato My hair is, curly, kinky or wavy, depending on the day and who’s looking at me. I was born with this gene. From childhood, I learned that it’s … Continue reading

August 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Bombril campaign is suspended for racist content; ad caused outrage amongst black Brazilian women who repudiated the association of the scouring pad with black women’s hair


  Previously, the charges were denied but the company has changed the campaign to avoid further controversy.   The campaign ad for “Mulheres que Brilham (Women that Shine)” was considered … Continue reading

August 27, 2012 · 1 Comment