While Juana Inés might have been ready for the world, the world she was born into wasn’t ready for her.
The brutal choices that face women left behind during wartime hardly get a mention in our histories.
Gladys Bentley didn’t push boundaries as much as she obliterated them.
When you are continually told–in words, in actions, in systems–that you are worthless or less than, you have to seek out things to love. And that self-love becomes an act of rebellion.