AWE (A Woman’s Experience)


women's studies, war


Chicana women, especially those in the East Los Angeles chapter, began this autonomous feminist consciousness to challenge sexual oppression within cultural nationalism as they resigned from the Brown Berets, created their own organization, Las Adelitas, continued antiwar efforts with the National Chicano Moratorium Committee and fought for the social, economic, and political liberation and equality of the whole Raza.


Arica Roberts graduated from BYU with a BA in History and minors in Philosophy and Women’s Studies. She is now pursuing her Master’s degree in History from the University of Utah and hopes to continue her education in History afterwards. She loves the way history encompasses many disciplines and hopes to continue to challenge mainstream narratives while offering context and deeper analysis in the study of gender and sexuality.