Happy International Women’s Day. For my grandmother, Carmen Aguilar Reyes, who came to the U.S. in the mid-70s & died in a country that was not her own. For all the women from my homeland, especially the ones who leave every day in droves to live & work abroad because the country’s current system cannot sustain its people. For all migrant women who must negotiate their survival in strange new places but create abundance anywhere. Today & every day, we move forward their courage & fight. Today & every day, we rewrite our own survival. For my daughter, Solisia Ixchel Almuina, who lends us her dreams so that we may materialize them in this lifetime.
"Women may be bound twice in a nation struggling for freedom, but women in the struggle are women unbound." - Lenin