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date: 30 May 2024

Laura Méndez de Cuenca: A Force for Mexican Modernitylocked

Laura Méndez de Cuenca: A Force for Mexican Modernitylocked

  • Mílada BazantMílada BazantDepartment of History, El Colegio Mexiquenese, AC

Summary

One of the leading figures who pioneered and promoted changes toward modernity in Mexico City was Laura Méndez de Cuenca. Laura dared to transgress the traditional Catholic norms of her time. She was a teacher, a leader of a feminist movement, and an avant-garde writer. Above all, she dared to live a modern life. But, what was a modern life? Méndez chose an audacious path in order to live a modern life, a life of hard work, determination, and freedom––a freedom for which she paid a high price.

Subjects

  • History of Mexico
  • Cultural History
  • Gender and Sexuality

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