Name: Comandante Ramona
Why she rocks: She was a Mayan woman and an officer of the Zapatista Army, serving as a symbol of equality and standing up for the indigenous and impoverished peoples of Mexico. She led revolts and uprisings, demanding basic rights and needs for her people. Even when she was diagnosed with cancer, she still continued to fight for what was right.
Because of this woman… she led the Mexican peoples to stand up to their government, and helped them receive things like food, water, and shelter, as well as their basic human rights.
“One day… you will understand that there exist men and women such as us, without a face and without a name, who have abandoned everything, even their own lives, so that other children… can get up everyday without having to remain silent and hiding their faces to confront the world. When that day comes, we, those with no face and no name, will finally be able to rest under the earth. Dead, of course, but happy…” (Subcomandante Marcos, EZLN)
“Everything for everyone and nothing for ourselves.”