Meet Revolutionary Woman Patricia L. Quintana who returned home to reestablish her grandmother’s farm of twenty acres known as Rancho La Fina. She successfully did so in the predominantly male field of agriculture. Quintana is an animal scientist, a Pastora/shepherdess—a mujer de la tierra.
Meet Revolutionary Woman: Odilia Galván Rodríguez, an author, a social justice activist, community and laborer organizer, and a creative writing Maestra. In this interview, Odilia explains how she, as a young girl, coped with her mother’s mental illness.
“This is something that a lot of people don’t talk about because when you out your family or you talk about the injustice that you suffered at the hands of your own people, it makes you feel ashamed. And so, I think I’m going to talk about this because we need to talk about it.”
To learn more about Odilia Galván Rodríguez's work, please visit: https://communityofwriterscafe.wordpress.com/category/poetry-2/odilia-galvan-rodriguez/
Meet Revolutionary Woman: Bhavna Mehta, a visual artist, engineer, and the current Education Chair for San Diego Book Arts. In this interview, Bhavna discusses how her disability enabled and encouraged her to become an artist.
“I don’t see my disability as being something I overcame. I was born in a wonderful family where I was encouraged to do whatever I wanted to do. My father said I was going to be financially independent and I should choose a career or an education which would allow me to do that. Most of the women of my generation had arranged marriages, but I was free to choose my own partner…”
To learn more about Bhavna's work, please visit: http://www.bhavnamehta.com/
Meet Revolutionary Woman: Dr. Antonia Darder, a scholar, poet, visual artist, public intellectual, and activist. In this interview she discusses what it means to be oppressed and her definition of resilience.
“…Even though I’ve accomplished all those things, probably the greatest accomplishment in my life has been that I have survived. And I say that not in any kind of sentimental way, I say that really from a very political, a very strong sense as a woman to have survived…”
To learn more about Dr. Antonia Darder's work, please visit: http://www.darder.org/
Meet Revolutionary Woman: Diana Pando, a writer, poet, literary activist, and TRP TV host. In this interview, Diana discusses her struggle to finish college despite the setbacks that challenged her at a young age.
Meet Revolutionary Woman: MYRNA ZIALCITA an activist, community organizer, musician, and director based in San Francisco, CA. In this three-minute interview, Myrna discusses her community involvement with musicians and how she overcame her self-destructive choices in life.
Meet Revolutionary Woman: NOEMI SOHN an educator, poet, and community organizer in the Mission, San Francisco, CA. In this interview, Noemi discusses how her disability, cerebral palsy, has not stopped her community activism in the Bay Area.
Meet Revolutionary Woman: ANA CASTILLO, a celebrated poet, novelist, short story writer, essayist, editor, playwright, translator and independent scholar. In this four-minute interview, Doctora Ana Castillo discusses the struggles she experienced as an up-and-coming writer.
Meet Revolutionary Woman: NANCY AIDÉ GONZALÉZ a Chicana poet, educator, and activist from Lodi, CA. In this three-minute interview, Nancy discusses the trauma she experienced as a child due to domestic violence…
Meet Revolutionary Woman: ROSSY EVELYN LIMA PADILLA, a poet, writer, translator, linguist, and social activist. In this interview, she discuses how DACA, (Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals) changed her life for the best…