HELP US MAKE A FILM ABOUT AN INSPIRATIONAL WOMAN!
In search of a better life at the tender age of 10, Magdalena, arrived with her mom to the U.S. in 1980. “My mother said she risked everything when she came to this country, so that I could have a chance at a greater life”. Her mom constantly claimed: “It will be our little piece of heaven on earth”. Neither of them knew nor imagined the hardships that awaited them once they made it to the Promised Land.
After a long and arduous struggle with poverty, things slowly started working out for her until 1997, when she married “the love of her life” and the real nightmare began. For almost 10 years, Magdalena quietly endured continuous mental, physical, emotional and sexual abuse from her husband. In spite of all her pain, shame and suffering, she tolerated this behavior and was unaware of being a recurring victim of domestic violence, believing as most abused women do, that this behavior was the norm and somehow she deserved it.