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01/26/2016 02:47 pm ET Updated Jan 30, 2016

This Calendar Is Redefining What It Means To Be 'Malcriada'

One Peruvian woman is taking back the word in the hopes that it will inspire other women to fight for their rights.

This woman is redefining what it means to be “malcriada.”

When the Peruvian newspaper Tome started to publish photos of scantily clad women in a section labeled “Malcriadas,” local woman Kelly Elfaro decided to reclaim the term for badass women everywhere. 

The Spanish word “malcriada” roughly translates to "misbehaved" or "ill-mannered." However Elfaro has flipped the term on its head, using it to describe the female revolutionaries, activists and artists featured in her feminist calendar, “Las Malcriadas.”

In the teleSUR video above, Elfaro says the premise of the calendar is to celebrate women who, because of their “bad behavior,” have started revolutions and made changes. She adds that she hopes the calendar will inspire other women to fight for their rights, "because we still have a long way to go." 

Past malcriadas included, Nobel Peace Prize winner and indigenous rights activist Rigoberta Menchú Tum, girls' education advocate Malala Yousafzai and political activist Angela Davis -- to name a few.

"Las Malcriadas" is sold locally in Peru at La Libre de Barranco, Librería Contracultura and Feria Peru Independiente. However, fans all over the world can celebrate malcriadas, past and present, on Facebook.

H/T teleSUR English

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