Nísia Floresta

What Is It

Nísia Floresta was a 19th-century writer and translator known as “the Brazilian Mary Wollstonecraft.” She published the first book on women’s rights in South America and argued for indigenous rights during the post-colonial period in Brazil. Josh and Ray explore her lifeand thought with Nastassja Pugliese from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, author of Nísia Floresta (Elements on Women in the History of Philosophy).