Ring Leaders

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A tipster sent us this link to a story about cholitas, female wrestlers in Bolivia, who wear petticoats and bowler hats. The slideshow of photographs by Ivan Kashinsky is absolutely stunning; but be sure and read the accompanying article, as well. "Sometimes my daughters ask why I insist on doing this," one cholita says. "It's dangerous; we have many injuries, and my daughters complain that wrestling does not bring any money into the household. But I need to improve every day. Not for myself… but for the triumph of [my wrestling character] Yolanda, an artist who owes herself to her public." [National Geographic]

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@CreoleSugar: Dodai, thank you FOR this story and the link.

*sigh* I'm read to go home now.