Ollitas Oaxaqueñas

To celebrate her 50th anniversary, Bilha Trinidad decided to do something she had never done in her life: brake a gender role.

Bilha organized a group of women to perform a dance traditionally represented only by men. Her group, Las Ollitas Oaxaqueñas has been performing the dance in community celebrations and are getting ready to represent another predominantly male performance, Los Negritos. Soon, they will be going around communities throughout Los Angeles doing performances and inviting other women to do likewise, because in Oaxacalifornia some traditions do change….

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