Marcha das Mulheres Negras – Brazil

 
Marcha das Mulheres Negras – claiming our Blackness with joy, pride, dance, song and purpose.

 

On November 18th, 2015, 20,000 plus Black women activists –  domestic workers, spiritualists, priestesses, academics, mothers of murdered Black children, lawyers, doctors, musicians, queers, young, old came together for 5 days to claim ownership of their bodies and insist on being seen. This was a powerful moment in the herstory of our struggle as Black women of African descent in protest against the deep-seated racism, including the targeting and murder of Black youth by the police, and gender-based violence in Brazil. This single act of protest shatters the myth of a racially harmonious Brazil.

All photos unedited and made by Sokari Ekine

 

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