“Deus é uma mulher preta”, or ‘God is a black woman’: short film explores the experiences of black women living on the periphery of São Paulo

Black Women of Brazil

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Note from BW of Brazil: One of the principle aims of this blog is to present the experience of black Brazilian women to an English-speaking audience.But as there are so many issues that influence the lives of black women of Brazil that one need understand to have some of idea of what this means, we also feature a wide range of issues such as racism, racial identity, economics, politics, class issues, media, relationships and so many other factors. Through a number of personal writings, statistics, interviews, comments and current events, one may definitely come to the conclusion that life in Brazil can be difficult if one happens to be black, a woman and from a poor background. And if we were to judge simply from the way the mainstream media portrays black women, one may come away with the idea that most black Brazilian women are cooks, cleaning…

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