Djamila Ribeiro holds a degree in Philosophy and a Masters in Political Philosophy from the Federal University of São Paulo. She is the author of the books “Lugar de Fala” (Place of Speech) (Jandaíra/Selo Sueli Carneiro), “Quem tem medo do Feminismo Negro?” (Who's Afraid of Black Feminism?), “Pequeno manual antirracista” (Short anti-racist guide) and “Cartas para minha avó” (Letters to my grandmother) (Companhia das Letras). She is also a visiting professor at the department of journalism at the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP). She was awarded the 2019 Prince Claus Prize, granted by the Kingdom of the Netherlands and was considered by the BBC as one of the 100 most influential women in the world. In 2021, she was the first Brazilian person in history to be honored by the BET Awards, given by the Black community of the USA.