Women wrestling initiative (self-defense courses, women wrestling event, 2017-18)
After a female student, Lesby Berlin Osorio, was strangled at the UNAM campus (Mexico City) in May 2017, the wrestler Lola González, the artist and museum educator Natalia Millán and I initiated a women wrestling program that consists of screenings, a discussion round, self-defense courses led by Lola González and public women wrestling events at the UNAM.
In Mexico, where more than seven women are killed as femicide each day and 247 trans women were murdered between 2008 and 2016, this initiative has granted more visibility to the knowledge, agility and power of women wrestling in order to promote techniques that not only increase the ability to defend oneself but the confidence that comes with it.
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