This article discusses the expansion of the concept of transfeminism in Brazil and the relationship of that concept to the political practices of the social movements of travestis and transsexuals. This concept is still in the initial phase of acceptance within the academic sphere in Brazil, and it does not, as yet, form part of the struggle for the rights of travestis and transsexuals, who are still stigmatized and excluded by society in general. This article argues that the future of transfeminism in Brazil depends on the development of a decolonialist approach, which represents the opportunity to develop a strategy with which to overcome the notion of the primacy of scientific knowledge over those who suffer the effects of epistemic violence. This approach incorporates concepts produced through the daily struggles of those who suffer the stigma of inferiority and dehumanization.

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