"Una revolucionaria, she said. Soldadera"
Calavera de la Adelita
Public DomainCalavera de la Adelita - Credit: Jose Guadalupe Posada

A revolutionary, she said. Soldadera.

Although the term soldadera (meaning camp follower) originally referred to the wives, children and relatives of the soldiers in the Mexican army (soldaderas were allowed to follow the army to discourage desertion), it has now become synonymous with the women who took up arms and fought alongside the men during the Mexican Revolution.

Soldaderas like Dolores Jiménez y Muro, Margarita Neri, and Hermila Galindo are today considered heroines of Mexican history 

You can read more about the soldaderas and the role women played during the Mexican Revolution here.

 

Soldaderas pose with their weapons during the Mexican Revolution
Public DomainSoldaderas pose with their weapons during the Mexican Revolution - Credit: Wikipedia