feature: weudson ribeiro documents the beautiful diversity of afro-brazilian women in “superafro: black girl power” series

April 13, 2016

In a new photo series called “Superafro: BLACK GIRL POWER”, a Brazillian journalist Weudson Ribeiro documents the beauty and diversity of Brazillian black women. It’s still surprising for many outside of the country to learn that 51.8% of Brazil’s black and brown population identify themselves as people of African descent. And even though that’s a significant portion, black women are still considered “other”. In this series, Ribeiro attempts to analyze how those women view themselves and embrace their blackness.

By Erin White*, AFROPUNK contributor

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