Erica Malunguinho da Silva is a Brazilian politician elected into state congress on 7 October 2018 after receiving around 54,400 votes. She made history by being the first transgender person to be elected to that body in Brazil in its over 180 years of existence. Da Silva created the urban quilombo Aparelha Luzia, a black cultural space that brings people of African descent together in solidarity, and is also a space for art, discussion, and performances surrounding the idea of blackness and black culture. Shortly after high school, da Silva moved to São Paulo and began to embrace her transgender identity through her official transition. After graduating from University of São Paulo, she spent time working as an artist, activist, and educator. Da Silva's election platform had five major features: Political Renewal, Enlargement of the Debate, the idea of the Quilombo, Fundamental Rights, and Political Challenges.
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About Erica Malunguinho
Brazilian Partido Socialismo y Libertad (PSOL) politician who made history as the first transgendered person elected to state congress with her October 2018 victory in Sao Paulo. In 2016, she earned acclaim for founding the black culture-preserving space Aparelha Luzia.
She graduated with her bachelor's degree from the University of Sao Paulo. She embraced her transgenderism during her university years.
She earned her master's degree in art history and aesthetics. She has gained popularity through her work on social media, including with more than 40,000 followers to her eponymous Instagram account.
She was raised by her mother and extended family.
She was partially inspired to run for Brazilian political office following the death of LGBTQ activist Marielle Franco.
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- Socialism and Liberty Party politicians
- Members of the Legislative Assembly of São Paulo
- LGBT politicians from Brazil
- University of São Paulo alumni
- Transgender and transsexual women