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Juana Azurduy de Padilla: Sharpshooting Resistance Fighter

Season 2, Ep. 27

What was your first word? We’re not really sure what ours were (maybe “girl power”, who knows?), but when it comes to Juana Azurduy de Padilla, we feel the first out of baby Juana’s mouth was probably “no”.


From naughty child to full-on sharpshooting, army-raising resistance fighter, Juana went through life causing some serious headaches and we love her for it.


In this episode, we’re going back to the 1700s for this one to a time when South America looked very different. And on this journey, you’re going to head to a nunnery, a silver mine and to many, many battle fronts. Oh, it’s entertaining.


In this episode you’ll hear about how Juana used slingshots, devastating charm and military prowess to take on one of the most powerful countries in the world, her wonderfully rebellious childhood and you’ll meet one of the best love interests yet.


So go on, you know you Juana.


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Here's where Lucy did her reading:


100 Nasty Women of History - Hannah Jewell

https://greenmochila.com/juana-azurduy-heroine-american-independence/

https://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/oi/authority.20110803095438473

https://www.thebubble.com/tale-two-statues-azurduy-replaces-columbus

https://info.handicraft-bolivia.com/Juana-Azurduy-Heroine-of-Independence-a252-sm199

https://www.encyclopedia.com/women/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/azurduy-de-padilla-juana-1781-1862

http://deappel.nl/en/files/juana-azurduy-de-padilla-military-leader-of-bolivia

https://www.infobae.com/sociedad/2020/07/12/juana-azurduy-la-heroina-que-se-jugo-la-vida-por-la-independencia-y-murio-olvidada/

https://www.infobae.com/sociedad/2020/07/12/juana-azurduy-la-heroina-que-se-jugo-la-vida-por-la-independencia-y-murio-olvidada/

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