Happiness as Anarchy #144: Fierce Women

Looming large in the square outside the Centro Cultural Kirchener stands a statue of Juana Azurduy (1780-1862), heroine of independence, women’s rights, and equality in South America. The statue was installed in 2015, replacing a statue of Colombus and ruffling more than a few feathers. She stands fiercely outside the extraordinary new cultural centre that houses exhibitions, installations, concerts, workshop and more, and all free for the people. There is something deeply hopeful in this prominent respect for the arts, culture, inclusion, equality, and independence in the heart of Buenos Aires.

By Amie Brûlée

Amie Brûlée is a musician, performer, teacher and researcher. She sings, plays piano, double bass and ukulele, unearths old songs and writes new ones. Amie also has a PhD in wine and anthropology and adores teaching wine tasting, gastronomy and song-writing. Amie lives in central Victoria with a house full of instruments, a head full of songs and a cellar full of wine.

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