“I got fired from my job once because I wouldn’t do something illegal. He, the boss, was trying to get around paying taxes by doing something with our tips. I wouldn’t do it, so he fired me. Pretty sure he just didn’t like me.” – Lucy is a waitress in New Orleans.
“Becoming a Mother was a marvelous thing. I have a four year old boy and I have learned so much from raising him. I teach him and he teaches me.” – Zulema Gomez Piedra is a mother and a waitress at Restaurante Jacqueline in Saladita, Mexico.
“For me as a woman, becoming a mother was like passing on to the next level of a video game. I can’t go back to the level where I was before. It’s a wonderful thing. And as a woman, I have always felt a special feeling and need to care for others. Even here at my job I look after my employees. I have worked here for eight years and we are a family here. I feel like I need to protect everyone and this isn’t a feeling I can run away from.” – Brigida Belém Cabrera Reyes is the manager of The Inn at Manzanillo Bay in Troncones, Mexico.