6 Responses to “Petra Herrera”

  1. Anissia

    This is my first time on the sight and I am indulging in a binge read. Petra and the one I am referring to as,”Tank Girl” are my two favourites and resonate the most with me.
    However, being a 21 year old native of Mexico, I truly love your portrayal of Petra. It would be a beautiful thing to see a portrait of a native Mexican woman portrayed in the media as something other than a Housekeeper, struggling single mother, oversexed bombshell, or drug lords of the weeks eye candy and stash spot.
    Beautiful, beautiful stories told on this sight. I’ve been here for 12 years and have rarely seen my culture represented in a positive or realistic way in art or even acknowledged. So once again, great work.
    Excuse the grammar or words used in wrong context. It is tricky to put thoughts eloquently down in English for myself.

  2. Jaqui M

    I absolutely love this rejected princess. I really wish the legendary adelitas would get recognition in popular films. I lived four years in mexico and really think that its rich cultural heritage is not properly represented in our society. I agree with Anissia that it would be a breath of fresh air to see Mexican women shown as the powerful and dynamic women that they are. I included a picture of Petra Herrera and a link to the article where it was found: http://www.imagenzac.com.mx/nota/la-valiente-petra-herrera-00-42-m8

    Thanks so much for yet another awesome woman!

  3. Olivia

    Hi! I visited this site a while ago and there weren’t nearly as many stories. I’m so glad this took off and its become so extensive. Fabulous work! I read this story and thought of the Andean revolutionary heroine, Manuela Saenz. I don’t know much about her. I first heard about her when I was researching Giuseppe Garibaldi who is very interesting but male. They met I supposed discussed their revolutions in Peru in 1851. Speaking of Giuseppe Garibaldi though, he was a feminist and his first wife, Anita was a very interesting person I think. She was Brazilian and she rode along side him in his battles. The only times she stayed at home were when she was so pregnant she was literally days away from giving birth. I love your work and I just thought I would point out these other awesome historical women to you. Keep up the amazing work! :)

  4. Carlos Enrique Espinoza León

    Oh my god, i love this entry and i’m sure i’ll love the rest of the site. I’m writing a story that features Soldaderas and this entry was so informative and inspiring. I love how the drawing makes so many references to actual things. I’ve added your site to my bookmarks and will definitely come back for more!

  5. Ankara Ballew

    Not bad . I kick ass all the time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Chibi

    I’m mexican, and I can’t tell you how grateful I am for the representation of these wonderful women that you do. When I was a girl, longer ago than I care to remember, the Secretariat of public education created one history book that was later edited and recreated so as not to include several fragments of history that were considered unimportant. Among them was a description of an Adelita’s life: “following the male’s of their lives sometimes, running away from the oppression of their lives or in fear of what the ” bola” would do to them. They had to march alongside with the men, carrying children, carrying food and their men’s weapons. When men were starving, they found who-knows-where a chicken to feed their families. Surviving harassment and rape. And in the fight, being equal to men.”

    That passage used to give me shivers, and I can truthfully say that your writing caused that again. A shiver and a feeling of appreciation for all the women that history (would like to) forget. Thank you.