Ana: Ending Silence about Domestic Violence
“We experience [abuse], but no one speaks about it. No one talks about it out of fear.” — Ana
This episode features the oral history of Ana from Mexico, who found herself in an abusive Latter-day Saint marriage. Eventually Ana, with the help of friends and family, took steps to end the abuse and to push against prevailing norms that lead women to keep silent about the problem.
Sarah Bonilla joins Caroline in a discussion about Latter-day Saint masculinity, female agency, and obedience frameworks. Sarah is a licensed marriage and family therapist who has worked with several Latina Latter-day Saints.
Our thanks to Shiegrid Hernandez for reading excerpts from Ana’s oral history.