Adela Zamudio (October 11, 1854-1928).
Bolivian poet, feminist, and educator.
Adela Zamudio was born in Cochabamba, Bolivia, in 1854, to an upper-class family. She attended a public elementary school and was also tutored by her father and mother. As a teacher, Zamudio taught at Escuela San Alberto, and later became a director of a girls' high school, which later became known as Liceo Adela Zamudio. Her poetry and fiction dealt primarily with the social struggles of Bolivia. She published her first poem, Two Roses, when she was 15, but did not publish her first book until 20 years later. Zamudio also wrote articles for publications and newspapers, promoting democratic reforms and women's rights, including the legalization of divorce. She is considered the most famous Bolivian poet, and is credited as founding the country's feminist movement. In her writing. In 1926 she was awarded the Bolivian Crown of Distinction award. Her pseudonym, Soledad (English: Solitude), was used by her to reflect her often lonely and misunderstood self. Her work, Quo Vadis, caused a stir among upper class women and clerics, and animosity towards her work increased. Her struggles with religion caused her to choose to no longer teach religion at the school she directed and the League of Catholic Women publicly condemned her.
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