Dispatches from Resistant Mexico #8 : Marcela.
Description: Marcela grew up in a remote indigenous village in the highlands of Chiapas, Mexico, with parents who were healers, and surrounded by a wild natural world that she was taught to love and respect. She learned about autonomy from the Zapatistas, and studied women’s liberation with the women’s groups organized by Nachita, the nun of her local parish. Nachita helped her to escape from the oppressive patriarchy of her village to become a powerful healer and organizer. Now she and her husband share their knowledge and healing practices as they struggle along with the National Indigenous Congress against the capitalist megaprojects that are threatening nature and life itself.