Patronus: I would choose the image of the buffalo, because it is the symbol of the orixá who is my mother, Oyá
Fav Quote: “I want to live the rest of my life, however long or short, with as much sweetness as I can decently manage, loving all the people I love, and doing as much as I can of the work I still have to do. I am going to write fire until it comes out of my ears, my eyes, my nose holes – everywhere. Until it’s every breath I breathe. I’m going to go out like a fucking meteor!”: Audre Lorde
Gabriela Monteiro Araújo is a black woman from the Northeast of Brazil, a feminist activist and scholar, and a daughter of Oyam who believes that social movements are here place of political birth. She had the opportunity and the honor to walk alongside with the rural women organized in the Movement of Rural Women Workers of the Northeast (MMTR-NE) and also participated in the World March of Women and in a Black Women’s Collective called Cabelaço. Gabriela has a bachelor’s degree in Social Communication – Journalism,a certificate in Gender, Development and Public Policies, and is currently doing a master’s program in Interdisciplinary Studies in Gender, Women and Feminism, at the Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA, Salvador). Her main research interest is rural feminism. Gabriela is fluent in Portuguese, English and Spanish.