Amy Fuller

illustration of Aztec cannibalism, from the Codex Magliabechiano, 16th century.

The Conquest of Mexico was justified by the Spanish as an evil necessary to save a people who practised human sacrifice and worshipped false gods. 

The legend of La Llorona has supposedly haunted Mexico since before the Conquest. Her story is one of violence, much like the country whose suffering she is often taken to represent. Beware the woman in white ...

Amy Fuller looks at the life of the Mexican nun Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and asks why we feel the need to kill our heroines rather than celebrate their achievements.

 Jade and hematite shell belt mask. Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes - Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia - Fotógrafo Ignacio Guevara

Beyond the stereotypes of bloodthirsty savagery and false predictions of Armageddon.