Stephania Corpi Arnaud

Mujeres de la Tierra

Mexico is a magical place. But it can also be extremely violent, especially for indigenous women. The Mujeres de la Tierra Association (the name a wordplay about women who both come from and belong to the earth) became a safe space for a group of sisters in Milpa Alta, a borough on the outskirts of Mexico City. Created to help women escape from the violence of domestic abuse, the collective also helped these women acknowledge they are worthy of love and allowed to dream. Working with their hands making and selling tortillas, tlacoyos, and tamales, these women have a source of income, but more importantly they have a therapeutic outlet, giving them the chance to talk about their strengths, their fears, and their hopes.