Last fall I was clicking around Netflix perusing for something interesting, out of the ordinary, yet easy to watch.

I happened upon a seven episode series called Juana Inés about the 17th century Mexican nun — Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648–95). Overjoyed to have found something set in Colonial Latin America, specifically Mexico City, I watched the whole show in two days.

For Mexicans and the Spanish-speaking world, Sor Juana has long been famous for her literary talent, her challenge to misogyny, and her relationship with María Luisa Manrique de Lara y Gonzaga, her patron and vicereine of…

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