Libertarias – Mujeres que dejan huellas (Book-Sticker's Album)
In the struggles for the Latinamerican independence, there were many women who gave battle in different ways to Europeans who invaded their earth and bodies. Mulatas, blacks, natives, mestizas, mothers, wives, daughters, slaves… all fought against the insatiable thirst for gold, riches and power of the conquerors. Despite the courage and strength of these thousands of women, the history ignored them in most cases, minimizing them or recognizing only as doing complementary. Until not so long ago, the rescue of these warriors took place in two ways: they were attributed masculine qualities, skills and feelings; or they were forcibly related to motherhood and marriage, so that they hid the political role they fulfilled.
Libertarias by Mariana Balzán aims to give faces and bodies to those who fighteed for freedom and independance. Rescued from the ignorance and silence these women were human beings with their strengths, contradictions, fears, capacities, and they are the true hidden protagonists of our history.
The book has 50 stickers to stick next to each women biography.
Cover and stickers: Colour
Inside pages: Black & White
Editors: Las Juanas Editora / Chirimbote
Printed at Gutten Press, Buenos Aires, Argentina.