Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

“I am a woman. I’m from the periphery. But I still have an advantage: I’m white” – The recognition of white privilege and racism


Note from BW of Brazil: Sometimes one has to accept the idea that coincidences don’t exist. Sometimes things happen in the universe that demonstrate that things are supposed the happen … Continue reading

November 5, 2015 · 3 Comments

Dr. Júlia Rocha: a double threat. Doctor inspires thousands sharing personal stories of patients; is also a successful samba singer that recently appeared on The Voice Brasil


Note from BW of Brazil: These are the types of stories that inspired the creation of the Black Women of Brazil blog! Below we bring you story of Dr. Júlia Rocha, … Continue reading

October 28, 2015 · 1 Comment

Series ‘Mister Brau’ featured in UK newspaper and site focusing on films of the African Diaspora; series being hailed as groundbreaking for Afro-Brazilians


Note from BW of Brazil: The news about the new Globo TV series Mister Brau starring real life couple Lázaro Ramos and Taís Araújo has garnered the attention of two English-oriented … Continue reading

October 12, 2015 · 1 Comment

“Today even a janitor’s son can study” – Woman expresses surprise in Bahian woman studying medicine; apparently medical students are supposed to have European features


Note from BW of Brazil: Nothing new here, just another story from a country that is denial about white privilege. Read on and we’ll check in a little later for … Continue reading

August 5, 2015 · 1 Comment

The everyday benefits of whiteness in Brazil: Five recent examples


The everyday benefits of whiteness in Brazil: Five recent examples Note from BW of Brazil: From time to time the question will arise in the comments section on this blog, … Continue reading

July 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Actress Débora Nascimento stars in commercial with two other black women; ad highlights the absence of Afro-Brazilians in Brazilian advertising


Note from BW of Brazil: A new commercial featuring actress Débora Nascimento speaks to several different issues covered here on the blog. First, the ad features the actress along with two … Continue reading

August 2, 2013 · 4 Comments

Journalism award seeks to present the black woman as protagonist with positive image


Note from BW of Brazil: In an ongoing attempt to bring more positive visibility to black Brazilian women that has already included writing contests, books, essays, magazines and beauty contests, … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · Leave a comment