How to (Re)Exist in Enemy Territory: Marielle Franco Planted Seeds for Our Future

Fabiana Ex-Souza

Part of: Against the 'Erasure' of Black Women's Lives

This essay was written for the Funambulist magazine in 2018 – a platform that engages with the politics of spaces and bodies.

Chants of the Mexican proverb “they tried to bury us; they did not know we were seeds” became a mainstay during the demonstrations that took place after the murder of Marielle Franco.