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Voices in Dialogue: Women, Art, and Justice

APRIL 2012: ESSAY by Mandy Cano Villalobos The first time we all gathered, I felt so out of place. Seven months pregnant with my first child and utterly unsure what sort of mother I would be—or how I would fare through the birthing process—I was young and inexperienced relative to the veterans of motherhood sitting around the room with me. And yet the differences between us seemed not to matter to these women. During our two-hour "niñofree" sewing sessions, hands…