Month: October 2023

Our Voices blog

La Ropa Sucia se Lava en Casa. Dirty Clothes are Washed in the House.

Growing up, I was taught there are things you don’t talk about. The daughter of Mexican immigrants, I learned that subjects not meant for polite conversation were many and varied. Topics such as mental health, sexual orientation, and familial hardships were off the table. It is a generational silence, passed down from generation to generation, transported across borders and finding new soil in the United States. It is a silence that kills.  One example of where this silence has profoundly...