Rosario Castellanos has just been given Google’s highest honor … a Google Doodle. The Mexican poet and author is considered a feminist hero and lead an extraordinary life. On what would have been her 91st birthday, let’s take a look back at some of Rosario’s most inspiring moments.
Rosario Castellanos broke down barriers and on May 25 her achievements are being recognized in the form of a Google Doodle. Although she only lived to be 49-years-old, Rosario is one of Mexico’s most celebrated political figures. She wrote about gender equality, social and cultural issues and is considered to be one of the most influential feminists in the world.
Rosario was born in Mexico City and grew up in a moderately affluent household before they lost their land when she was just 15 and then her parents died one year later. Despite the odds being against her, she lived an unbelievably impressive life and we have five things that you need to learn about Rosario right now! 1. She studied philosophy and literature at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. While there she wrote for the newspaper the Excelsior.
2. In 1971 she was appointed to be the ambassador to Israel. She ended up moving to Tel Aviv and that’s where she lived until the end of her life.
3. In 1958 she married philosophy professor Ricardo Guerra. She reportedly thought her husband was always unfaithful and once called the marriage “disastrous.” They had one son together, Gabriel.
4. She wrote short stories, poems, essays and even wrote a play. Her most famous works were published in 1960, a collection of short stories.
5. Some people believe she committed suicide but other reports claim is was from an “electrical accident.” She passed away on August 7, 1974. Mexican writer Martha Cerda said: “I believe she committed suicide, though she already felt she was dead for some time.”
HollywoodLifers, we are so glad that Rosario is being recognized for her contribution to the world!