Unformatted text preview: home was not enough, in Mexico, my mom did all kind of labor such as looking for wood, planting and harvesting the few crops we had. Things did not change for my mom once we crossed the border as she continued to work nonstop to have some financial stability. I also noticed the bond my mom shared with the neighboring Spanish-speaking women in our apartment complex in L.A. Women in my community relied on each other for all sorts of things, from taking care of the children of others to advising each other on how to cure the common diseases with homemade medicine. Definitely, when I remember about my mom’s life, I cannot avoid comparing her experiences with those of the women depicted in this book, especially regarding their financial struggle and the mutual assistance among themselves....
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- Winter '08
- mom’s life, admirable struggle, overlooked history, Petra Sanchez