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Art series “Made in Latin America” highlights women in male-dominated industries

This is not the first time that Maria Maria Acha-Kutscher has created a series that catches the eyes and hearts of feminists around the world. In “Made in Latin America,” Acha-Kutscher features women who have created their own space within traditionally male-dominated industries, including folks like Venezuelan race car driver Milka Duno and Mare Advertencia Lirika, a Mexican rapper and activist previously featured on Feministing

Born and raised by artist parents in Peru, Acha-Kutscher later spent time in Mexico with her grandfather, renowned art critic Juan Acha. She worked in advertising as a graphic designer and publicist for a time, before moving to Spain and beginning as an artist. Taking inspiration from her background in advertising, Acha-Kutscher uses her art to highlight women’s role and agency in social movements. For example, in her series “Indignadas,” she turned photographs of women protesters into drawings, in an effort to document their role within movements like SlutWalk, Occupy, and Black Lives Matter.

Check out her website for previous series and see the rest of “Made in Latin America.”

Header image captions translated from left to right:

“Women can do whatever we want” – Cartoonist from Ecuador. Citizen of the world.

“To believe … to beat … to have … to be able to … Woman, don’t limit yourself to what they tell you to be!” -Mare Advertencia Lirika, Rapper from Oaxaca previously featured on Feministing.

“We are creators of life, creative by nature, a creative woman has the power to connect with the deepest
and most sensitive part of ourselves.” – Nina Dioz, Mexican female hip hop artist.

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Juliana is a digital storyteller for social change. As a writer at Feministing since 2013, her work has focused on women's movements throughout the Americas for environmental justice, immigrant rights, and reproductive justice. In addition to her writing, Juliana is a Campaigner at Change.org, where she works to close the gap between the powerful and everyone else by supporting people from across the country to launch, escalate and win their campaigns for justice.

Juliana is a Latina feminist writer and campaigner based in the Bay Area.

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