Women Health

Celebrating “Nossos Corpos por Nós Mesmas” and Transnational Feminist Well being!

Screenshot of women in Brazil protesting for abortion rights

Screenshot from the 9/23/21 webinar celebrating the publication of “Nossos Corpos por Nós Mesmas,” the 2021 Brazilian Portuguese adaptation of “Our Our bodies, Ourselves”


After greater than two years within the making, the primary quantity of “Nossos Corpos por Nós Mesmas,” has arrived! The e-book, a Brazilian Portuguese adaptation of “Our Our bodies, Ourselves,” covers subjects together with anatomy and sexuality, contraception, abortion, physique picture, safer intercourse and violence towards girls. The e-book was translated and tailored by way of a joint collaboration between the Coletivo Feminista Sexualidade e Saúde (CFSS), the Analysis Group on Translation Research on the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and the interpretation crew at Universidade de Campinas (Unicamp). Cover of Nossos Corpos por Nós Mesmas

The e-book is the primary of three volumes; the opposite two books shall be revealed by the tip of 2022. Every will function up to date well being data on reproductive well being and sexuality in Brazil in addition to the tales and experiences of Brazilian girls.

On September 23, 2021, the Coletivo Feminista Sexualidade e Saúde and Our Our bodies Ourselves held a webinar to rejoice the brand new e-book and to honor the generations of Brazilian and U.S. feminists who’ve lengthy fought for well being justice and equality. The occasion was highly effective and transferring, as one lady after one other shared their tales on how “Our Our bodies, Ourselves” and “Nossos Corpos” have affected their lives, how and why they turned concerned within the motion for reproductive justice, and what it has meant (and means) to work and be taught from feminists in several international locations.

Collaborating within the occasion have been “Nossos Corpos” mission coordinator Raquel Pereira and e-book crew members Janine Pimentel and Érica Lima, OBOS co-founders Judy Norsigian and Norma Swenson, and pioneering Brazilian researchers on girls, well being and sexuality, Sonia Corrêa, Simone Diniz and Bia Fioretti.

In preparation for the occasion, a number of of the organizers created a beautiful, celebratory 17-minute video of tales and greetings from the Brazilian crew:

You can too watch a recording of the total one-and-a-half-hour webinar beneath. The recording is partly in Portuguese and partly in English, with subtitles for the opposite language. (To see the subtitles, click on  “cc” on the backside of the video.)

The e-book will finally be revealed on-line on the web site of the Coletivo Feminista Sexualidade e Saúde. For now, the print e-book is offered by way of the writer, Editora Grupo Estante.

Congratulations to our fabulous colleagues in Brazil, to your dedication and dedication to bringing a lot wanted data on sexuality and well being to Brazilian Portuguese readers!

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