Dolores Dorantes

Dolores Dorantes, who wrote the eulogy below is a poet and journalist. Until March of 2011, she lived in Ciudad Juárez, where she worked promoting autobiographical writing among marginalized, vulnerable and incarcerated women. After receiving death threats, Dorantes was forced to leave Mexico and the city in which she had lived for 25 years. Estilo, her most recent book of poetry, was published in Mexico last year. Her opinion columns for the magazine Día Siete, which she wrote from 2008 to 2009, can be found at