Col. Amparo Salgado
123 x 92 cm, Acrylic on Plywood
Artist: Christa Assad x Kevin Wickham
Women of the Revolution had many important roles in the war, aside from their duties as cooks and nurses. Among the exceptional cases of women who participated actively on the battle fronts during the Mexican Revolution was Colonel Amparo Salgado. A colonel in the Zapatista army early in the Revolution, she collaborated under General Jesús H. Salgado during his military campaign in 1911.
Art Exhibition: Quien Calla, Otorga (Silence Means Conscent) celebrates women of México past and present. While some of those represented are controversial figures in history, all are undeniably powerful. Their strength inspires the next generation of young women to find their voices and use their minds for positive change..
Feminine energy is breaking out around the world. Women are taking control as political leaders and active fighters in the military and rebel groups. But while the number of current female leaders – excluding monarchs and figureheads – has more than doubled since 2000, most of the world’s nations have never been led by a woman (Pew Research Center, March 8, 2017). We are already familiar with what happens when men are in power. Male energy has led us to endless wars, to mass destruction and devastation of our planet and its natural resources, to genocide. It is time for change and for the feminine energy to take the lead.