La Llorona as Feminist Icon for NPR's Latino USA

This story was originally produced for NPR's Latino USA on October 30th, 2015, in the episode Ghost Stories


La Llorona, the wailing woman, is a Mexican folktale that has haunted children for centuries. In recent decades, Chicana writers have revised the myth of La Llorona with a feminist perspective. Professor Theresa Delgadillo walks us through five centuries of la Llorona from La Malinche to Kill Bill.