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This is what I had in mind while reading Gertrudis Barceló’s story. A Western looking brothel like the ones you watch in movies.

By the time of her dead she was worth twice as high as wealthy Mexican-Spanish men, regardless of  her entrepreneurial skills and hard work she has always been maligned throughout history. At first, I thought she was a single women, and it kinda shocked me that her husband is barely mentioned in all of her legacy.

At some point in the reading they mentioned how “La Tules” was not criticized for gambling as much as for profiting from her business’s what interested me the most is that  these critics did come from men, but from from women who thought this was not woman’s proper behavior.

In my book Gertrudis Barceló shall remain as one of the first female entrepreneurs.