Manuela…

Why Women Still Can’t Have It All, by Anne-Marie Slaughter in The Atlantic offers nothing new. Let’s get over it and move on! While looking through some old book reviews, I’d written for El Andar, A National Latino Magazine I found Manuela.

…I embroider my blouses with two heads. During the night, one of my heads dreams about designs and patterns and colors and stitches, and during the day my other head thinks about all of the other things a woman has to do–cooking, cleaning, making tortillas, tending the animals and actually making the blouse I have dreamt about. One head is for myself and the other is for my people.

–Manuela, Nahua Indian quoted in “Dreams and Designs” by Jill Vexler.

I think Manuela said it better and much more to the point, no?

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