“At school, they said that I must be good in bed because of being black”: After suffering from stereotypes that Brazilian society reserves for black women, Monique Evelle now heads her own organization

Black Women of Brazil

Na escola, diziam que eu devia ser boa de cama por ser negra.6

Note from BW of Brazil: Continuing with our exposure of Afro-Brazilian women who shine and are making positive contributions to society, today we bring the story of a young woman who didn’t allow stereotypes and negativity about black women impede her from making a name for herself and helping others along the way. Besides being recognized in the two pieces below, one by our friends over at Correio Nagô and Época magazine, she also recently received another honor from a respected women’s magazine. See the story below. 

Young ad black, baianas are highlighted as women of success

Courtesy of Correio Nagô

Monique Evelle, 20, is one of the “30 women under 30 with a promising future,” according to M de Mulher magazine. The coordinator of Social Desabafo, told the website Correio Nagô that she was surprised when she saw his name on the list released by the journal Editora Abril. “I…

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