Tag Archives: international development
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AWESOME IWD Infographic

8 Mar

UNF-infographic-V3

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One Billion Rising

19 Feb

Every 15 seconds in America, a woman is beaten. Every two minutes, she or another is raped. Rape is the ultimate act of sexism and patriarchy; the physical manifestation of the dehumanization and objectification of woman from personhood to the worth of her vagina, and taking away her rights, choice, and agency as an individual.

Sexism is alive, well, and killing women and girls, right here, right now. Not just halfway around the world, not just during wartime, not just in poor neighborhoods, not just in the Midwest, not just in urban areas, not just in college, not just in prisons, not just anywhere. Everywhere.

To think that sexism isn’t that bad anymore, it’s time to stop navel-gazing and hold up a mirror: 1 in 3 women in this country have been raped and/or beaten. Are you one of them? Do you know one? Maybe you do, you just don’t know it.

Personally, I am very fortunate to have never been in a situation where I ever needed to defend myself, but I am still in my early twenties. Though I feel sorry for the person who may attempt to attack me one day. They have no idea that La Capitana is really a superhero, and will absolutely kick their f**king ass.

You may have heard of it. The Huffington Post was all over it,  both in support of the campaign and also presenting some harsh criticism. But RISE we did, all around the world.

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La Azote Negra :: The Black Whip

13 Aug

So before I was Capitana Phoenix, I was La Azote Negra. Glad I could find this thing. Believe it or not, I thought I deleted it after briefly entering law enforcement (I told you I was a badass!). Well, technically, I was a police officer candidate. I decided not to do it. It was like if The Wire wasn’t just real, but a chocolate-covered, candy-filled version of reality.

Guess I had an identity change, sometime after I went into the social media lost-password-can’t-recover-blog superhero magical laser beam kryptonite death ray device. Yep.
True story.

I made this in Microsoft paint. LOL