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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

http://latinousa.org/2015/10/30/la-llorona-as-feminist-icon/

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.