Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

“Marriage between blacks is a political act”: Kenia Maria discusses her marriage with actor Érico Brás and how blacks are taught to appreciate the “Aryan type”


Note from BW of Brazil: What a pleasant surprise! Sometimes things just work out so perfectly that they seem to be planned. That is the case with today’s post featuring … Continue reading

June 13, 2017 · 4 Comments

African-centered relationships, black solitude and the preference for whiteness


Note from BW of Brazil: Ya know, this has been a topic that has received ample attention on this blog. And the reason is actually quite simple: people are discussing … Continue reading

June 12, 2017 · 5 Comments

Black beauty featured on covers of three fashion magazines in Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: I gotta admit that this was a pleasant surprise! It’s simply not something you’re going to see very often. The plight of black models in … Continue reading

June 10, 2017 · 3 Comments

Mother denounces school textbook images as racist; in photo, black character is associated with cleaning services job, a long-held stereotype


Note from BW of Brazil: How are racist ideologies maintained and continuously widely divulged in an enormous country with a population of more than 200 million people? I mean, according … Continue reading

June 8, 2017 · 8 Comments

The daughter of a street vendor, Mahany Pery from São Gonçalo in Rio de Janeiro, becomes the darling of the fashion industry


Note from BW of Brazil: What words come to mind when you look at this young lady? Gorgeous? Striking? Lovely? Stunning? I’m sure as people fixate on her photos, more … Continue reading

June 7, 2017 · 2 Comments

10 racist phrases that black women hear (either denouncing racism or being accused of whining)


Note from BW of Brazil: Of course, as black women can attest, racist comments and questions are plentiful in Brazil. But there are some that are so common that if you … Continue reading

June 6, 2017 · 9 Comments

“But if I were Snow White would you marry me?” – The construction of the affectivity of a black woman deconstructing fairy tales


Note from BW of Brazil: The solitude of the black Brazilian woman is a topic that has been approached in numerous previous posts on this blog. Specifically over the period … Continue reading

June 5, 2017 · 2 Comments