Back in September I wrote about Eleanora Magazine, the digital magazine dedicated to finding inspiration from superwomen of the past and making their stories relevant to the present day female experience. For the November issue (live today!), the editors chose Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz as their muse. A Mexican nun known for her outspoken and scholarly opinions, Sor Juana is a figure that shook the walls during her time (1600s) and we can still feel the vibrations today.
My task was to source pieces that spoke to Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz’s story: a self-taught intellectual and philosopher, a feminist poet, a young girl living in colonial Mexico who spent her days in her library until it was violently burned down following her condemnation. I focused on her portraits, almost all of which depict her austere and direct gaze surrounded by dark and crimson. Of course, my own Catholic upbringing and experience crept into mind as well. The result is an amalgamation of items that touch on Catholicism, baroque Mexico and literature, and how these converged so beautifully and dramatically in the life of one woman.
View the entire November issue of Eleanora Magazine here.
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