To receive flowers is to be worthy of affection. In the Women of Color Don’t Receive Flowers series, Panmela paints flowers that known and unknown people have given to her..

It is a gathering of paintings dedicated to her “untiring search for affection”, in which the flowers are named after the person that gifted Panmela with the flower. Panmela paints all the flowers she receives, because she feels that if she doesn’t paint, she is rejecting someone’s affection.

The title of the series refer to theories related to the “Loneliness of the Woman of Color”, developed by authors like Ana Cláudia Lemos Pacheco, Claudete Alves da Silva Souza, Bell Hooks and the Gabriela Moura’s original phrase that went viral on Facebook a while ago.