Well, that seemed like the appropriate thing to do, especially since it's American Mother's Day. The tension between Elisa and her mother hits close to home. I mean, if you are a Chicana academic, and your mom hasn't called you out for pursuing your career, and "neglecting" your partner and/or children, count yourself as the exception. My mom still tells me my husband is neglected. Whatevs.
In "La Bruja del Barrio Loco" which is now hitting 86 pages (yeah!), I amplified that tension, but also had a longer interaction with La Bruja when Elisa visits the shop.
Well, my daughter summons, emphatically.
Be the best Mom version of yourself. #Resist
Dr. Jesú Estrada,