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

Marcha das Mulheres Negras – Brasilia

On November 18th, 2015, 20,000 plus Black women activists – ┬ádomestic 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┬ádeep 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.


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All photos unedited and made by Sokari Ekine