Posts tagged "Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz"

Women's History: Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz

Women's History: Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
For Women’s History Month, Chicanísima is featuring Latinas past and present who have broken barriers. As the cardinals prepare to elect a new pope, my thoughts turn to a nun who was a rebel in her time. Her name is Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. She was born in 1651 in Mexico and became... Read more »

The Sins of Sor Juana tells the story of one of Mexico's greatest icons

From the Goodman Theatre “I think God wants women to learn,” Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz tells a fellow nun in the convent. “Why?” the sister asks. “Because why else would we ask why?” Sor Juana replies. This is a scene from “The Sins of Sor Juana,” a play about the imagined life of... Read more »