March 31, 2022

Women's History Month is Part of Us All. #TBT Conexion Florida March 2022

Written for the 2022 March edition of Conexion, BB confesses that she hadn't known about these ladies until it was time to write the column. Totally enjoyed doing the research and learning about them, Babushka hopes you do too.

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!

In March we celebrate Women’s History Month. Por supuesto BB has to write a twofer and write an article about the contributions of Latina Women in the US. There have been many and in many varied areas. Following are but a few, both in history as well as current times.

In the early 1900’s, Mexican American Jovita Idar made her stand for woman’s suffrage, writing in her family’s newspaper, El Progreso, about the need to give women the right to vote. Her conviction wasn’t only via the written word, for when the Texas Rangers came to close down the newspaper because of an article she had written against government treatment of Mexican American’s on the border, she physically stood in front of the door and did not let them pass.

In sports, 11 latinas played for the AAGPBL. The All American Girls Professional Baseball League was founded in 1943 and setting records for RBIs was Margaret “Marge” Villa. She started semiprofessionally at age 13 and was signed with the Kenosha Komets in 1946, playing over 500 games with them as a record breaking catcher.

1961 saw the founding of LatinX education programs, ASPIRA by Dr.Antonia Pantoja. A passion project, because she saw the racism, abusive conditions and racial inequities faced by laborers, and became a community organizer working to shed light and change, knowing education is a leveling factor. 

These are just three of the countless latinas we should honor in  this month dedicated to women’s history. Truthfully though Beautifuls, aren’t we all part of women’s history? Somos hecho y parte of our family/mother’s historia. Y esto being true, we must be made conscious of our importancia, not for ourselves, but to those around us and those that will follow us.  Don’t downplay your part, for you too are part of history. Be conscious of your link in the making of mañana. Do from the heart and follow what you know is right.

Babushka Besos a Todos. Cuidensen.


Bohemian Babushka
Bohemian Babushka

Groovy Spanglish speaking Grandma of 6 who loves life and all its adventures. Motivational while still keeping it real, Babushka shows how all things looked at with gratitude are good, and how to say to la vida- JU SO FONII!!!

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