MUJERES DE LA TIERRA


The Covid-19 pandemic has put into perspective that domestic life is a risky scenario for thousands of Mexican women. Five sisters behind the collective "Mujeres de la Tierra" ("Women of the Land") have experienced this violence in their homes and know that if a woman does not have economic autonomy, she will be more limited in separating from her abuser. Cultivate ways of living without violence and with greater freedom for themselves and other women. This is the seed that germinated in the creation of this collective located in Milpa Alta, in the rural area of Mexico City. How to create these new ways of being? From their resistance to emancipate themselves, they have reappropriated their lives from their own territory, based on the "community sisterhood". They sow their own corn with which they prepare typical Mexican products in their small workshop that they have built stone by stone. The tamales, tlacoyos and gorditas are redistributed by them via social networks.

A collective process that allows them to confront the macho violence that exists in their environment, making their milpa, their hill, their land grow: "They wanted to uproot us, but our roots are well planted.


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