Here at Rouges, we love the most interesting facts from history. Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz is history’s most interesting nun by far. Growing up in 18th century Mexico she took to scholarship and challenged the church and the society around her. Navigating a world with few options for women, she achieved in music, literature, art, and theology before being stripped of her scholarship and moving to charity work before her untimely death.

To see her whole story please watch this video from TEDEd: