Latinas throughout history have fought for equal rights and access to what has long been denied to women. Some achieved acclaim — as well as backlash — and others are footnotes (unfortunately and hopefully not for long) in history. But as their achievements show, they’ve made their mark. The women on this list include pioneers and contemporary feminists who are continuing on the path of the fierce Latinas that came before them. From Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz to Frida Kahlo and America Ferrera, these women are trailblazers and creatives and above all, they prove how poderosa Latinas are in the face of oppression.