Full Name: Juana Ines de Asbaje y Ramirez de Santillana
Hometown: San Miguel de Nepantla, New Spain
Fave Subjects: Art and Beauty, Minds and Bodies, Freedom, Equality, Education
- able to read, write and do math by age 5
- attended high school classes disguised as a boy, until she was kicked out, but still impressed scholars with her intelligent answers to questions
- taught Latin as a teenager
- defended the rights of women to education
- had a city in Mexico named after her
- has her image on Mexican money
Why shouldn’t girls and women get the same education as boys and men?
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