Gabriela Mistral

Born 7th April, 1889 was the Chilean poet, Gabriela Mistral.

Born Lucila Godoy y Alcayaga, she published her poetry under the name Gabriela Mistral. In 1945 she became the first Latin American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, and remains the only Latin American woman to do so.

As well as a poet, Gabreila was an educator, a feminist, and was involved in politics throughout her life. She argued for the right to education for children, she spoke up for the rights of women and the poor, and believed strongly in peace and democracy. She defended those who were oppressed and used her essays, poetry and newspaper articles to draw attention to their plight.

There’s so much more to this inspiring Shero of History’s life; find out more……

Read some of her poetry here: http://www.poemhunter.com/gabriela-mistral/

Find out more about her life herehttp://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/gabriela-mistral

The Gabriela Mistral Foundation carries on the work with children & the poor which Gabriela started during her life: http://www.gabrielamistralfoundation.org

 

 

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