“I had to brush the dogs’ teeth, clean their ears, and give them vitamins each day. But I had to sleep on a dog bed in the living room.”
“I was a fixture in the house; a robot there to do things for them. I felt invisible, dispensable, and alone.”
Three stories of women who came to America looking for a better life, but instead found astonishing cruelty
Racida Eslabon came to the U.S. expecting to send money back home to the Philippines. She still hasn’t told her mother what happened after she arrived.
By tying workers’ residence status to an employer, the visa system leaves many of them vulnerable to exploitation.
Reading “My Family’s Slave” in the context of Philippine history
How Alex Tizon’s essay echoes a trope with deep roots in American history
A reporter who covers domestic labor in the Middle East tells of the women who are exploited there, and the women who do the exploiting.
Once, for five days, I found out.
Lola and the universality of women’s exploitation
Enslavement is a process, not an identity. The use of the word “slave” obscures that fact.
Slavery persists in homes across America.