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It’s Carnaval in Brazil—What ‘Marielle Presente’ Means for Women of Color Across the Globe

It’s Carnaval in Brazil—What ‘Marielle Presente’ Means for Women of Color Across the Globe

Tanya Rawal-Jindia

March 14 will mark the first anniversary of Brazilian politician Marielle Franco’s assassination—but on Sunday, the second day of São Paulo Carnaval, her legacy as a powerful and empowering black, gay, single mother was celebrated without apology. For women of color in Brazil and beyond, this was a demonstration of united strength—not just power.

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I had never read of her before—but she was doing, wonderful work. It’s not hard to how important she is why she is important to women of color in the world, When women are lifted up, men benefit too. I wonder why people can’t see this.

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I’ve been learning about Marielle Franco from following Glenn Greenwald’s Twitter. For those who don’t know, she was a personal friend and political ally to him and his husband:

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