MC Soffia, Brazilian rapper, age 12, fights racism

A young black rapper, age 12, fights racism with her music. She sang at the Rio Olympics opening ceremony. Her stage name is MC Soffia; she sings about liking black dolls more than Barbie and encourages other black girls to confront racism; for example, when someone criticizes her pink dreadlocks she says “My hair is not kinky, it’s coily.” She experienced racist bullying but reported her school now has an anti-bullying group. Her role models are Beyoncé, Willow Smith (the teen daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett), and Brazilian singer Carol Konka.

Kamille Viola, “MC Soffia,” Women and Girls’ Hub, October 26, 2016.

MC Soffia: The 12-year-old Brazilian Girl Who Fights Racism with Rap


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