In what ways did Catalina de Erauso challenge society’s expectations for a woman of Catalina’s age, race, and class status? 

The autobiography of Catalina de Erauso, The Lieutenant Nun: Memoir of a Basque Transvestite in the New  World, complicates the stereotypical image that many people have of a 17th century Spanish conquistador.  However, other than Catalina’s spectacular experiences of running away Read More …