"Who is the Chingada? Above all, she is the Mother. Not a Mother of flesh and blood but a mythical figure. The Chingada is one of the Mexican represen- tations of Maternity, like La Llorona or the "long-suffering Mexican mother" we celebrate on the tenth of May. The Chingada is the mother who has suffered—metaphorically or actually—the corrosive and defaming action implicit in the verb that gives her her name..."
- Octavio Paz, 'Los Hijos de la Malinche'
Installation view, 'El Mestizo (The Half-Blood)' & 'La Chingada (The Bitch)', 2016/17.
Happy Mother's Day to all the women who have shaped our nations 🖤