I was born on October 21, 1850. I am a Dominican pet and writer.
Hello! My name is Salomé Ureña, or the "Mother of the Lands!"
She grew up in a well-read and cultered family. Her father was a well-known writer. He introduced her to Spanish and French literature, sparking her passion for writing and started her way to become a poet.
She started her career as a poet at the ripe age of 17. She wrote as her pen name "Hermina," since women couldn't normally get poems published. After she got famous, she was able to use her birth name.
She wrote widely about feminism, nature, and multiculturalism.
Influenced by my mother, I founded the first institution of higher education for women in the Dominican Republic, granting the opportunity for women to get better education which was virtually unatainable at that time
Salomé Ureña married Francisco Henriquez y Carvajal at the age of 30. He was also a big part in helping build her institution as well.
Sadly, she died on March 6, 1897, at 46 years of age. She left a legacy for women's rights for generations to come.