Black Women of Brazil

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Category Archives: straight hair

“An open letter to my hair straightening friends”: On the wonderful experience of accepting our real beauty


Note from BW of Brazil: Anyone who has followed this blog for any amount of time knows that the issue of black hair is one that is frequent topic here. … Continue reading

June 7, 2015 · 1 Comment

White Brazilians want to know: ‘If blacks can wear “100% negro” t-shirts, why can’t we wear a “100% branco” (white) t-shirt?’; black Brazilian woman responds


Note from BW of Brazil: The topic of this post is a subject that has been debated in Brazil nearly as passionately as the question of quotas and affirmative action … Continue reading

October 1, 2013 · 3 Comments

Nádia Maria Rodrigues: “Everything changed in my life after I became black”. Teacher reveals how consciousness and bell hooks influenced her identity


Note from BW of Brazil: Featured today on the blog is yet another deep, revealing piece by a black Brazilian woman who reveals her journey from the humiliation of not … Continue reading

June 2, 2013 · 2 Comments

Inspired by Beyoncé, actress Roberta Rodrigues straightens her hair and goes blonde; says guys are crazy about her new look


Actress Roberta Rodrigues who first became famous in her role as Berenice in the 2002 hit film Cidade de Deus (City of God) has decided to go against the grain in the … Continue reading

January 20, 2013 · 4 Comments

Actress/model Pâmela Vidal: It’s a "lack of culture, self-love" when people try to hide the fact that they are black


Rio de Janeiro’s Pâmela Vidal, 28, began a modeling course at the age of 12 and, at 13, when she grew to 5’11” tall, she made her debut on the runways. … Continue reading

September 14, 2012 · Leave a comment