WHO ARE WE
We are a community-based organization aimed at increasing economic and political power of Brazilian immigrant women living in New York City. Our vision is to inspire Brazilian immigrant women by providing them the tools needed to increase their political visibility and economic power, in order to make a positive and tangible social impact for all immigrants.
What we've been up to
Get to know ouR women with garra 2019
honoring Brazilian women
Thinking about the recognition of the work and life of the Brazilian immigrant woman who lives in New York, we created the Women With Garra award. Our goal is to honor women who have gone through countless challenges and today serve as inspiration for our team and so many other women. In 2019 the award honored Ingrid Silva, Ana Oliveira, Nathalia Narciso and Tatiana Ribeiro.
These stories, like so many others, deserve to be told!
What is Garra to you?
Emma Vitória, Illustrator
"For me, to have Garra is to have the capacity to bloom –– against all odds, and lifting up all of the women you meet along your way."
Cleusa Paula, Esthetician
"Garra is to have the courage to cross the ocean and start over in a new continent."
Inês Ferreira, Influencer
"Garra for me is to live life in a light way while knowing how hard it is the lack of opportunities, support, and representativity. Still, I continue to inspire others to dream!"