Client: The Guardian
Yolanda La Amarosa flies through the air in a swirl of gold lamé and petticoats, her calves clamped around the throat of her opponent. He spins across the ring to land in a sprawl on the canvas, hand pressed against his lower back, face set in a grimace of agony. Yolanda was one of the first indigenous female wrestlers – or cholita luchadores – in Bolivia. The cholita luchadores have become a symbol of female empowerment in a society dominated by machismo. Multimedia piece that ran in The Guardian alongside a feature in the Saturday magazine.