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Mexican Women that Have Inspired Us

It is interesting to note that every country has their share of women who have made great contributions to their country’s cultural, political, and scientific wealth. This is very true in Mexico where many remarkable women have pushed the boundaries and helped to form what Mexico is today, a land whose culture is rich and varied. If you are Mexican, then you probably know who these women are. For those who are not Mexican and do not know these women, then now is your chance to see for yourself how these great women have worked to contribute something to influence their country for the better.

Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz was a seventeenth century nun who has influenced her country in many ways. She was a feminist, writer, and poet and has contributed a lot of writings which remain today. She was a good student as a young child but later on she decided to become a nun since she felt that that was the place where she can best use her gifts. As a nun, she devoted her life to writing and studying literature, music, science, history, and theology. She was also known to have corresponded with personalities outside of the confines of her place. She was also known to have written extraordinary and controversial pieces. Mexico was known for rampant prostitution at the time Juana wrote her famous poem entitled You Foolish Men where he attacks men’s wrong and hypocritical attitudes and emphasizes the rights of women. Now long gone, Juana’s writings continue to be an influence to Mexico’s cultural life.

Frida Kahlo is a twentieth century surrealist painter and a forerunner of the feminist art movement. She led a life of suffering, having suffered polio at a very early age, which made her live a life with a withered right leg and a twisted spine and pelvis. Although she had the ambition of becoming a doctor someday, her plans were cut short by an terrible accident that left her disabled and suffered pain for the rest of her life. This, however, has been the inspiration of her surrealist paintings and self portraits. Mexico is proud to have a great painter in the person of Frida Kahlo.

Another great Mexican woman is Catirina Galeana Gomez, a teacher during the beginning of Mexico’s literacy program. She was the first woman in government, having been elected as a city council representative in the 50s. Equality for women to be heard is what Gomez fought for, The women you see in Mexican politics today is a result of what Gomez started during her time.

These are just some of the greatest women of Mexico and there are a lot more. if you have found these stories inspiring, then a visit to their native land would reinforce this knowledge in your mind. If you want to visit the museums of Frida Kahlo and Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz then you can stay at the hotels en Veracruz. Go also to Zihuatanejo where you can find the home of Caritina Galeana Gomez.

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