In the wake of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rican women on the island are leading the way. And you can meet those women here. They do everything from heading up medical services, promoting economic development, develop art and expression from a social justice perspective, challenge neoliberalism while crafting responses to "environmental terrorism," teaching mathematics, and much more while promoting civil rights knowledge like Constitutional rights and advocacy, togher with feminist and Indigenous thought and practice.
In the current moment where political and environmental crises often go hand in hand, including extreme environmental calamities that create massive death, dislocation, and dysfunction, the power of women to organize effective responses is praiseworthy.
The world has much to learn from these women who have emerged from the ashes of a devastated economy and weakened social structure as a result of both natural and human-made disasters and crises.
Thanks to Dr. Tony Baez for sharing.
Meet the Women Leading Puerto Rico's Feminist Revolution
“We are part of a group of self-sustaining communities that sprang up after Hurricane Maria,” she says. “We have found our power in the collective. In many ways, we are remembering who we are.”