Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

‘Soul of Brasil’: television series approaches transformations in the country from the perspective of black people


Note from BW of Brazil:It goes without saying that I’m very excited about this new project! We’ve seen over and over in Brazil’s media that the narrative is almost always … Continue reading

January 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

“It’s no use equating the experience of being a black woman in Brazil and being white”: From genocide, to feminism & racism, filmmaker Viviane Ferreira discusses the black Brazilian experience


Note from BW of Brazil: For five years now, this blog has presented material that breaks down the differences between being white in Brazil and being black. Although millions around … Continue reading

December 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Meet Ana Flávia: From Salvador, Bahia, she recently made history after becoming the first black woman to win the Ford Models contest


Note from BW of Brazil: Well anyone who heard about this story recently just knew that she would make headlines here at BW of Brazil! I mean, her whole story … Continue reading

December 15, 2016 · 3 Comments

Faces of Afro Brazil 44


In the latest installment of the series “Faces of Afro-Brazil” we bring you the energetic baiana, Ana Paula, who is #44 in the series. Get to know a little about … Continue reading

December 5, 2016 · 2 Comments

In a study, nearly half of black Brazilians say they have already suffered racial prejudice when catching a cab


Note from BW of Brazil: A common occurrence that would seem to be a joke is not a laughing matter. Back in July of 2015, the popular rapper Emicida opined that … Continue reading

November 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

In Salvador, Bahia, male and female models participate in selection for Afro Fashion Day parade


Note fro BW of Brazil: Salvador, Bahia, in Brazil’s northeast, is known internationally for the strong African influence on its culture. And this influence can noted in the music, groups … Continue reading

November 11, 2016 · 3 Comments

November is the Month of Black Consciousness and Salvador, Bahia, will hold its second Afro Fashion Day with 70 models and 50 name brands on display


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s here again! In fact, it’s been here for seven days already. I speak here about the month of November which is celebrated throughout Brazil … Continue reading

November 8, 2016 · 1 Comment