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"When you get trapped in the destruction, open the door to creation. "

Anais Nin, French writer,1903-1977

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Report by a feminist journalist from the US-Mexico border #2

By Kathy Bougher Kathy Bougher is a journalist, correspondent for ESCRIBANA, feminist activist, and educator who has traveled throughout Central America working with women’s groups in the region on reproductive rights and other social justice issues. She spent several...

Gaia & Yara

by Tara Roberts Her name is Gaia, and she is the mother. Her name is Yara, and she is the daughter. Mother and daughter have a symbiotic, close, complicated relationship. Their love for the ocean is one of the things that binds them together. The mother wanted to be a...

They’re terrified — but is it “credible fear”?

It’s like being totally lost in a dark forest with enormous twisted trees that are constantly moving and growing, blocking the way. Women mostly from  Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are fleeing horrendous violence in their countries out of desperation and terror...

Immigrant Women in Puerto Rico: Organizing in solidarity to help each other

María Suárez Toro ESCRIBANA November 1, 2017   The contagious sound of the women who came to meet at the Dominican Woman's Center on Monday, October 30 filled the air. They met with hugs, kisses, laughter and hundreds of anecdotes about the ups and downs of daily...

Puerto Rico: Shelters for women victims of violence face challenges as violence against women escalates

María Suárez Toro, Escribana October 13, 2017 Casa Julia and three other women's shelters are closed for lack of electricity and generators, including Casa Luisa Capetillo and Hogar Nueva Mujer (New Woman’s Home). Hogar Ruth (Ruth’s Home) opened with 35 women, but has...

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