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Ù Read Ï My Family’s Slave by Alex Tizon Ù 3 stars This, simplified to a severe extent, is the raw story of a family with a slave Alex Tizon paints the dynamics of his family s relationships and how the presence of Lola, a Filipino laborer gifted as one would a mere object to his mother by his grandfather The events described introduced such jarring ideas on slavery that I have never seen portrayed in other writings, and just writing this review I feel like I am demeaning a man s life Simply put, reading this is probably a good use of your lunch break, if you can spare it.
I like the story, but it feels really shallow The author is coming across as a saviour giving a pension to a poor old woman, but it just feels like he could and should have done for her earlier in her life Loved the quote I could tell by what she served whether she was merely feeding us or saying she loved us Lived With Us For Years She Raised Me And My Siblings Without Pay I Was , A Typical American Kid, Before I Realized Who She WasShe Was Years Old When My Grandfather Gave Her To My Mother As A Gift, And When My Family Moved To The United States, We Brought Her With Us I cant really remember how or when I came across this story The same minute I remembered this being on my shelf I started it.
It s pretty sad to think that a sweet woman like this lived most of her life this way Far away from her home and her family Having to do everything and look after everyone, as well as having to endure being yelled and unappreciated She looked after the author and his siblings and was like a mother to them Despite everything she went through she still loved them all The story was brief but touching and I admit I shed a few tears by the end of it.
You can read this story here Blog Instagram This memoir was, interesting At first glance, I thought it would be a story like any other slavery stories I realized that I was too quick to judge, and after reading that this took place in the 1900s, it caught my attention The place takes place in the Philippines, where instead of Slave they called them Utusans or katulongs helpers or kasambahays domestics , as long as there are people even poorer The pool is deep It s just a level lower than the one before It s been well over a year since Alex Tizon published this article, it went viral on social media and he has since received backlash and criticism over his tone of these events and actions This is a non fiction story about a family, Alex s family, owning a slave This isn t the worst but it isn t the best read It s okay, but eye catching when you understand and know the culture behind this He didn t do anything to Even as I am writing this, tears are continuously streaming down my cheeks This is not a beautiful story, it is just well written No words can express how much agony Lola has gone through 12 years of solace can t bring her whole life back I weep for her, but all the same I weep for the family They didn t deserve her May you rest in everlasting peace, Lola.
The heartrending story of Eudocia Tomas Pulido, or as simply addressed by the author, Lola, started with ashes The journey of Alex Tizon, the author, was about taking her ashes from the urban part of Seattle to a small village in the Philippines, Mayantoc The narrative began with a description of Lola her height, the color of her hair as well as her skin While Alex was on his way to return Lola s ashes to her family in Tarlac, he told the life and role of Lola to his family.
Lola was taken by Lieutenant Tom, Alex s grandfather, to give her to his daughter which was Alex s mother Lieutenant Tom promised Lola of things in return such as food and shelter, in exchange of her labor But Lola did the household duties and work for the family everyday



BEAUTIFUL NARRATIVE from a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist The hurt, the pain, the struggle, the confusion and frustration of growing up with his family s secret Tizon makes you Feel all these emotions HIS emotions as you judge, reflect, debate with yourself, cringe, try to understand, but not really Then there s the LOVE A complicated love I don t remember the last time I read something that made me feel so conflicted love, family, responsibility, fear of deportation so must keep secret , the needs, the desires, the loyalty, the sense of being trapped, though you know you have a choice oh, but the possible risk from choosing that choice It is all very personal.
In the end, and however people might interpret it, I felt happy, and cried tears of happiness for a sad life with a hopeful end, though I m not sure about justice and fairness, whether that was achieved.
Wh It s been a month, I guess, since the late Pulitzer prize winner Alex Tizon s article about Lola went viral on social media His article was posthumously published as the cover story of the June 2017 issue of The Atlantic.
I showed interest in reading his article when it had a ground swell of opinions that he had been complicit with his parents crime in a sense that he did not do anything to help her out Rather, he did so right after his parents kicked the bucket Besides, his article bears hypocrisy inasmuch as he simultaneously did hide her existence from his friends Thus, his article suggests that his family, especially his parents, deprived Lola of her humanity.
After reading the article I found out that the bashers could be right that Lola had a miserable life with Alex s family She served them for 56 years , taking care of him and his siblings without pay, having no good opport She d had none of the self serving ambition that drives most of us, and her willingness to give up everything for the people around her won her our love and utter loyalty.
What the fuck She was not a free person She was literally robbed of any possibility to have ambition or anything else for that matter She didn t have a choice but to serve So her giving up everything for the people around her was not willingness , it was quite literally survival.
The article starts out well a little self flagelatingly but towards the end it s consumed by apologism which sounds grating and sad I imagine it s hard to tell the story of a person your family owned, but perhaps don t devote as much time to assurances you treated her well in the end and even started paying her including stating the

Alex Tizon was an American author and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist.