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Paintings inspired by Iva Brito’s book of poetry Essence, Tones, Whispers, and Shouts
A licensed social worker, Iva holds a Master’s of Science degree from UMASS – Boston. She also completed her advanced graduate studies in Expressive Arts in Holistic Counseling at Salve Regina University. An award-winning author, artist, and poet, she is the recipient of several distinguished leadership awards.
Iva understands and lives with the knowledge that our humanity is our birthright and healing is our process.
Her indigenous roots are from her native land of Cabo Verde, West Africa. Performing and speaking throughout the country, she shares her culturally diverse heritage through a wellspring of love.
Iva serves as a commissioner on the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women and served as the inaugural Director of Bristol Community College Women’s Center.
Iva’s multifaceted experiences led her to launch Iva Brito Consultancy (IBC Inc.). Iva Brito Consultancy is on a mission to advance indigenous women throughout the world. It is committed and dedicated to fostering the healing of women from the detrimental effects of colonialism and moving people forward globally.