THE BLACK MADONNA OF BRAZIL
Inspired on the African Brazilian values and spiritual traditions I created this doll to resemble a Black Madonna,
well-known as the Virgin of the Aparecida from Brazil. During October 12, many faithful followers gather on
her temple in homage. They bring votes and flowers showing their love and respect!
Unfortunately, religious intolerance has become rampant in Brazil. The Virgin of Aparecida do Norte’ sainthood is on
on stake. I grew up learning to respect all religions and cultures. Being faithful to my principles helped me to overcome
losses and bad times.