“Right in the Middle”: An Experience of Women Reconciliation within the D.I.Y. Movement

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ANDREA MORALES MORENO
Autonomous Metropolitan University, Cuajimalpa. Mexico

A very personal view of how a Mexican teenager finds empowerment in the D.I.Y. punk culture and how she manages to reinterpret her feminity in a patriarchal country by making meaningful creations for her and other girls.

Andrea Morales Moreno is a Mexican Design student, feminist, sewing enthusiast and full time witch. She calls herself Andrea Tumbas, started The GrrrlVIRUS movement in Mexico. She currently has a menstrual cloth pad project called Ixchel inspired in Mexican textiles and their relation with the universe, birth and blood. andreatumbas@gmail.com

  1 comment for ““Right in the Middle”: An Experience of Women Reconciliation within the D.I.Y. Movement

  1. February 28, 2017 at 4:06 am

    […] The very best EPIC PechaKuchas are those that take on what it means to be an ethnographer. This can mean a variety of things; sometimes it means that they have very little to do with actual work, but instead share a personal perspective about the ways we encounter, interpret, move through, or see the world. I’m not going to lie: talking about the way you experience the world in front of an audience of several hundred colleagues can be uncomfortable. You will, no doubt, feel vulnerable doing this. You might even make other people in the audience feel this way. But discomfort, as some PechaKucha presenters have beautifully argued, is productive. To my mind, discomfort is success. […]

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