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From Ellen DeGeneres to the Virgin of Guadalupe: Teen artist honors inspirational women with Boyle Heights mural

Unveiling of “Empowerment” in Boyle Heights

Unveiling of “Empowerment” | Antonio Mejías-Rentas

By ANTONIO MEJÍAS-RENTAS, BOYLE HEIGHTS BEAT

BOYLE HEIGHTS — If 15-year-old Isabel Peinado were to be asked to write an essay on what she did this summer, she could easily start it with “I painted my first public mural in Boyle Heights.”

In fact, the 10th grader at the Los Angeles County High School of the Arts in El Sereno spent about 600 hours –from late June to early August– painting 16 images of inspirational women on the side wall of Ray & Roy’s Market, on the corner of 4th and Camulos Streets.

“This is her 66th day,” her mother Judith Pulido said Saturday. “She’s been here seven days a week. She only took two days off [to go to the beach this summer].”

Read the full story at Boyle Heights Beat.


Boyle Heights Beat is a bilingual community newspaper produced by its youth and a sister website with stories also produced by community members “por y para la comunidad.”

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One comment

  1. It’s good to see a very talented young woman express admiration of Women in general.

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