Brazilian woman, Nadia Ayad, wins world competition for carbon research. Graduate of Military Institute of Engineering in Rio, wants to improve science in Brazil

Go Sister Go! Proud of her! ♡☆

Black Women Of Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: These are the types of stories that I love to feature here at Black Women of Brazil! Over the years we’ve seen a number of horror stories involving African and Haitian immigrants in Brazil so it’s great to be able to post noteworthy accomplishments that show what immigrants, children of immigrants or Afro-Brazilians can achieve if given the opportunity, access to knowledge and the tools to succeed. Like Maria Augusta Arruda and Sonia Guimarães, Nadia Ayad is a black woman making moves in the world of science and I’m looking forward to hearing more about this dynamic young lady!


Brazilian wins world competition for carbon research

Still in the grad program at IME, the (now) engineer Nadia Ayad won a world-wide competition and wants to improve the use of biomaterials in the area of health

By Priscila Bellini

The life of Nadia Ayad…

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Share Your World – January 9, 2017


Share Your World – January 9, 2017

Share Your World – January 9, 2017


If you lost a bet and had to dye your hair a color of the rainbow for a week, what color would it be?  

Well I already dye my hair. It is Manic Panic Vampire Red which I discussed in a previous post. Once I did try to dye my hair purple/violet but that did not work out. Electric Blue would be fun but I can only do this once I retire. My bosses would not be too thrilled to see me with some weird color shade!

If you could choose one word to focus on for 2017, what would it be?


What was one thing you learned last year that you added to your life?

Lose the pride and ask for help. Actually this is an ongoing process that has been taking place for nearly ten years.  I’m not Wonder Woman or Super Woman and as I’ve gotten older there are things I can no longer do on my own. The Aging process changes everything.  One must learn to Accept and Adapt to their limitations.

If life was ‘just a bowl of cherries’… which fruit other than a cherry would you be..?

Pineapple. Hard on the outside. Soft on the inside.

Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? 

The Meeting at Stephen’s residence went better than expected. Spoke in person with the Director of the Group Home. Also went to Stephen’s room and went through his things. He does have plenty of clothes. In fact he could open up his own store!!  I think we have ironed out certain issues and my plan is to move forward in 2017.

Next Sunday, Jan 15th I look forward to getting together with my Japanese friend and attending services at her Buddhist Temple.  I took that day off and I hope and pray that it does not snow!!