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This Gorgeous Photo Series Captures The Beauty And Identity Of Afro-Brazilian Women

“People have messaged me and told me that they identify with the models’ stories and they no longer feel alone in this fight,” Jessyca Alves said.

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Identidade Negra” – “Black Identities” in English – was created by 22-year-old Jessyca Alves and fashion expert Rosana Theodora.

Jessyca Alves

Last month, the series was shared on Tumblr, where it has since received almost 3,000 notes.

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“I spent my whole life not knowing who I was, not knowing my origins, my race,” Alves said. “I grew up without any representation and did not know my real identity.”

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She said she has received a very positive response to her series.

Jessyca Alves

"People have messaged me and told me that they identify with the models' stories and they no longer feel alone in this fight," Alves said.

Kassy Cho is a reporter with BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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Conz Preti es la directora regional para las Américas y trabaja desde Nueva York.

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