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“OUR STORIES ARE OUR STORIES”: Being black is more than being a queen it’s being a warrior – In video, 8 black women discuss being a mulher negra in Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: It is the very theme of this blog and can never be discussed too much. What are the challenges and what does it mean to … Continue reading

July 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

What is it to be a black woman in Brazil? Part 6


Eduarda Santos, 17, student, from the state of Espírito Santo “I was raised in an environment that provided me with no interest in solving the physicaland psychological abuse that I suffered. I constantly heard thenicknames and nasty jokes. At school, I only spoke … Continue reading

January 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

What is it to be a black woman in Brazil? Part 6


Eduarda Santos, 17, student, from the state of Espírito Santo “I was raised in an environment that provided me with no interest in solving the physical and psychological abuse that I suffered. I constantly heard the nicknames and nasty jokes. At school, I … Continue reading

January 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

What is it to be a black woman in Brazil? Part 5


Maria Gal (Gal Quaresma), 35, actress and cultural entrepreneur from the city of São Paulo “The history of black women in Brazil has been marked by violations of their rights … Continue reading

January 6, 2012 · 1 Comment

What is it to be a black woman in Brazil? Part 5


Maria Gal (Gal Quaresma), 35, actress and cultural entrepreneur from the city of São Paulo “The history of black women in Brazil has been marked by violations of their rights … Continue reading

January 6, 2012 · 1 Comment

What is it to be a black woman in Brazil? Part 4


Eneida Barbosa, agent, 44, from São Paulo “What is it to be a black woman in Brazil? At all times you have to show that you are much more than … Continue reading

December 30, 2011 · Leave a comment

What is it to be a black woman in Brazil? Part 4


Eneida Barbosa, agent, 44, from São Paulo “What is it to be a black woman in Brazil? At all times you have to show that you are much more than … Continue reading

December 30, 2011 · Leave a comment