The musical genre forró is particularly popular in the states of Northeast Brazil, with themes that range from enduring the harsh semiarid land to praising the “playboy lifestyle” through its more recent electronic beat. Relations between men and women in the region arise from the lyrics, and one song in particular has been critical to stress the value of independent working women.
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More than ever, many filmes and series on TV portrait women’s work. The American TV shows Homeland and The Good Wife are good examples of that. However, who are the women in real life in Brazil that could change their own lives and others with their work?