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