imagine if every text post you made or reblogged was said in the voice of your icon
Hey, do you think if we met today, we would still be friends?
I don’t know. But we’re friends now.
“You think I’m pretty?”
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Our project will address the lack of racial, gender, sexual orientation, and ethnic diversity in young adult literature. The literary magazine will support underrepresented cultures and communities by publishing stories that give a voice to those who have not had their chance to speak. By creating a young adult literary magazine that focuses on diversity, we hope to raise awareness to the fact that today’s young adult literature does not reflect the cultural diversity of our country.
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For those of you who missed it. Perhaps this will make more sense of Cat’s poem.
I want to take a moment to introduce you all to one (of many) favorite bad ass ladies of history; Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. Famed for being the first femmenist writer of Latin America.
Born in 1651 as the illegitimate daughter of a Spanish captain and a criollo woman. She was made a “child of the church”. At age three she could read and write, by age five she could do accounts, by age eight she composed a poem on the Eucharist, and by adolescence she had mastered Greek logic, and by the time she was a teenager she was teaching latin to children. She had even learned the Aztec language of Nahuatl and composed poems in that language.
Sor Juana wanted to disguise herself as a boy and go to university but her mother wouldn’t let her. So she continued to study in private.
When she went to the court of the Viceroy at the age of fifteen she was already a legend. The viceroy brought in the best philosophers and theologians to debate with her. She shocked them all. Not only that but she was HOT. She had many admirers who wanted to marry her but she turned them all down and entered a convent.
From there she really began writing. On of her most famous poems was Hombres Necios where she openly criticizes the double standards in her society. While she continued writing she learned math and science and was known to have various scientific instruments with which she did experiments, and had a library with over 4,000 volumes.
In the end she was sharply rebuked by the church and was forced to stop. She sold all her instruments and her books (I WOULD DIE FIRST).
Having been born in a society that subjugated women absolutely, she was determined to fight back. By being a sassy bitch.