No Gods and no fucking masters!
In honor of International Women’s Day, I bring to you one of the most influential and outspoken women against gender stereotypes, Chavela Vargas. Born in Costa Rica, but leaving in her teens to pursue a musical career in Mexico, Chavela sang rancheras in the streets and cantinas in order to make music to survive. She needed nothing but the sound of a guitar and her voice to tell the stories of heartache and heavy drinking.
Chavela added hurt to her songs with the experiences she had gone through in her teens as a homosexual person who often dressed the way a man normally would. She adopted Mexico as her homeland even though Costa Rica was her birthplace. She fell in love with the culture, the people, and the land itself upon arriving.
Vargas was a supporter of Emiliano Zapata and the Zapatistas in search for a better future for Mexico and spoke highly against the Narcos. She believed in the power of an educational revolution and called for educational reform.
On her deathbed in August of 2012, Chavela Vargas left our material world with her final words being “Me voy con Mexico en mi corazon.”
I leave with Mexico in my heart.
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i didn’t set my ipod on fire for 5 notes
true life if someone doesn’t make out with me soon im gonna die