Rebellious Women – how did they become icons?

My next step after returning to Birmingham in August was to begin looking at the specific women Courtney had identified as iconic in Brazilian culture, whether of Brazilian nationality or not. These women were: Xica da Silva, known as ‘the slave who became a queen’ Dandara, wife of Zumbi dos Palmares, a leader of a … Continue reading “Rebellious Women – how did they become icons?”

Women in Brazil – where to start?

This project began back in June, when, at the end of the summer term, I began working with Dr. Campbell on her research project. From what I could remember about it having applied in February, I was excited to do some research into the iconic women of Brazil. But where to start? We met in … Continue reading “Women in Brazil – where to start?”

About this Project

The iconic women of Brazilian history are rebellious, strong, and bold. They intimidate the men and women around them and stand in the face of societal norms. They defy not only gendered expectations, but those of their race, class, region and nation. This project sets out to understand how these iconic women—nonfictional and literary, Brazilian-born … Continue reading “About this Project”