This article addresses the following theme: intersectionality as an analytical tool. Thus, philosopher Angela Davis (2016) and law professor Kimberlé Crenshaw (2004) enable a more comprehensive study of intersectionality as a method. Thus, based on the Brazilian context, we intended to highlight how black feminism makes it possible to understand the racial violence suffered by black women in the diaspora. In this sense, we reflect under the bias of black Brazilian intellectuals such as: Beatriz do Nascimento (1974 - 1976), Lélia Gonzalez (1983), Sueli Carneiro (2009) and others. Intersectionality is based on three categories; gender, race and class which intersect in a non-hierarchical way, according to black feminist theory. However, another theoretical and analytical movement criticizes the non-hierarchy of these categories - African Womanism. Thus, this article addresses the criticism of women, through the theorists Carla Akotirene (2018), Oyèrónké Oyěwùmí (2004) and Maria Lugones (2014). With this, we have expanded to analyzes on the gender category, understanding that both black feminism and African Womanism are theoretical and methodological currents which seek to reflect and collaborate with the end of the oppressions suffered by black women in the diaspora.