Gessica Borges is a social communicator with a degree from Anhembi Morumbi University (Brazil) and a Master in African Studies from the University of Porto (Portugal), with research on memory, identity, and resistance through the oral history of black Brazilian women.

Currently, she is a PhD student in Cultural Studies at the University of Minho (Portugal) and a member of the team of the project “MigraMediaActs – Migrations, media, and activisms in Portuguese language: decolonizing media landscapes and imagining alternative futures” (CECS).

She has been a self-taught writer since childhood and a poet at heart with poetry published in Brazilian anthologies, including “Poetas Negras Brasileiras” (Editora de Cultura, 2021). She also works as an activist in Portuguese anti-racist collectives such as Núcleo Antirracista do Porto (NARP) and União Negra das Artes (UNA).