Alexander De Leon honors their abuelita, a magical woman is making life possible for her children and her children’s children

Dear Abuelita, I have an immense love riveting within me for your devout nature to our home and family. A magical woman is making life possible for her children and her children’s children. Alicia’s domestic work reinforces the significant potential for endless love and energies in creating a home for full expression, for rest, and delight in the comforts of home. I surrender my love in humility for her endless devotion to dedicating herself to protecting and uplifting our domestic sphere of the house and family. Emerging from domestic work are all the possibilities. The economic discourse reviving recognition for people who dedicate a part of themselves to domesticity and child-rearing requires greater representation in our values for paid work and gender equality for the state of welfare.