Blog Post 6

I interviewed my family about the women’s liberation movement, but as they grew up in the Dominican Republic during the 60s and 70s they didn’t know much about it. They do remember hearing about “Las Hermanas Mirabal” which was a group of sisters that helped free the country from the rule of the dictator Trujillo. With their actions they advanced a revolution that ended the dictatorship. Their actions set up to free a country that eventually trickled down to my family where they saw how strong women can be. As my grandfather died at a young age, my grandmother now had to take care of her 4 children. Although Dominican culture is still behind in terms of progressive views, women like las hermanas mirabal helped change the perspective of women being weak, and showed that they can be history altering figures.