Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: standard of beauty

Free photographic project celebrates diversity and the uniqueness of black beauty


Note from BW of Brazil: Great to see here! Like we saw in a similar photo shoot posted here back in January, if black people want to recognize black beauty, … Continue reading

May 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

Inspired by Lupita Nyong’o, young women talk about prejudice and of the appreciation of black beauty


  Note from BW of Brazil: The recent double victories of actress Lupita Nyong’o were celebrated throughout the African Diaspora and in black Brazilian social media the Oscar winning, 2014 People … Continue reading

May 14, 2014 · 2 Comments

I was not born to be beautiful: the self-esteem of the black woman


Note from BW of Brazil: The post below speaks volumes about growing up in a society that believes itself to be free of racism and where the question of race … Continue reading

August 13, 2013 · 8 Comments