Amara Moira is a revolution. And, a few weeks ago, a revolution that is part of the columnists of UOL Esportes. I write this column to record the historical weight of this hiring.
I met Amara during an event where we discussed literature in Praça Roosevelt, downtown São Paulo. Anyone who talks to her for less than five minutes is at risk of falling in love.
The mixture of beauty, eroticism and intelligence is flammable, and once you enter Amara’s orbit, you are putting yourself in a position to be fuel for an eternal fire that will transform your desires and perceptions.
Some time later, I interviewed Amara for “Tpm Magazine”, an edition for which she posed nude for the cover. From Amara, I learned things about being a woman that, until I met her, I didn’t know.
But it was at Roosevelt Square, on that naughty Sunday afternoon, that I learned about his love for football and Palmeiras (you can’t be perfect, obviously). There, before the event started, we talked about the game that we learned to love, but that we hated: football, like society, despises everything that belongs to the feminine.
The history of football – of the matches, the championships and everything else that involves the most popular game in Brazil – has been told by a unique subject since always: white men. It is from this place that the game is narrated, commented on, observed.
Only recently have other points of view become part of the sports chronicle. In this struggle, we need to count on the partnership of white men who have long been established in this environment in contexts of power. Some of them, sensing the winds of change, face the challenge of amplifying our voices. The struggle is made with these alliances.
Amara’s trajectory explodes all frontiers of hegemonic normativity. Trans woman, doctor in literature from UNICAMP, transvestite, putafeminist, author (by the way, read her book “E Se Eu Fosse Puta”) and now a sports columnist.
She will lend that look and that point of view to help people understand and feel football. It is unprecedented, it is historic, it is necessary and revolutionary. From this expansion of vision, it will be possible to give the game we love more dimensions and layers, making it more interesting and passionate.
With the hiring of Amara, UOL Esporte actively collaborates so that the world can be transformed in an inclusive and fair way. We, readers, win, football wins and society wins.
It is a huge pride to be an LGBTQ+ woman alongside an LGBTQ+ woman like Amara Moira.