Mexico City is a juxtaposition of modern advancements and ancient traditions. Aztec history and the threads of conservative Catholicism are woven into an increasingly progressive city that is becoming a mecca for the LGBTQ+ and feminist communities. Mexico City is many things—ancient, adaptable, pious, revolutionary—and yet Mexico, itself, remains a complicated culture for women to navigate.
Studies reveal Mexico to be one of the top 20 countries plagued by feminicide and sexual assault. Despite the culture’s reverence of motherhood and femininity, Mexican women continue to fight against a machismo society. From the gun-blazing Soldaderas in the Mexican Revolution to taking to the streets to support a woman’s right to choose, Mexico is a country of resilient women who are constantly pushing for change and making their voices heard.
Today, Mexico City is emblematic of a growing female revolution. Considered one of the top 50 best cities for female entrepreneurs, the country’s metropolitan hub is home to female-run galleries, art collectives, restaurants, and shops worth visiting.