Born in Salvador da Bahia as 5th of 8 children. Studied Portuguese language and literature at the Federal University UFBa in Brazil. Later postgraduate studies in Modern Brazilian Literature at UEFS Bahia. Since 1993 in Germany. Studied Ethnology and Lusitanian Studies at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz. Intercultural educator since 2015 and parenting guide/counselor since 2018. Speaker on topics such as colonialism and forms of discrimination. Founder of the German-Brazilian cultural association BrasilNilê e.V.