Why did you choose to tell this story?
Because I live in a community outside of Santiago, away from home and my mother. It is a recognition of my mom, because I don’t get to see her everyday.
Do you feel you have contributed or given something to other women?
Yes, because other people’s stories and experiences motivate you to keep going and to work it out. Like, if you are a vessel and don’t have water to fill it, you can drink from another vessel.
Has participating in this workshop impacted you?
Yes, the first day that we talked about stories of gender-based violence and discrimination, we talked about it between men and women and different groups. I thought, how are people going to understand this if they are not talking about these topics with people who are vulnerable? It seems like for many men you have to show pictures of their mothers, siblings, cousins, so they can understand what women live on a daily basis. So, how are we going to teach something that people don’t understand, because it is so abstract for many people?