'My Family's Slave' is an eye-opener for all

'My Family's Slave' is an eye-opener for all

- A US magazine has featured the story of a Filipina named "Lola," who was a slave of one family for 56 years.

- The writer, Alex Tizon, was a Pullitzer price winner for journalism.

- The article has received a lot of criticisms from foreigners.

'My Family's Slave' is an eye-opener for all

'My Family's Slave' is an eye-opener for all (Photo: The Atlantic)

Alex Tizon wrote a feature story entitled, "My Family's Slave."

It was featured on "The Atlantic."

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The author narrated how his family took in an 18-year-old girl named Eudocia Tomas Pulido during World War 2, and became their slave for 56 years.

Although they did not really call her a slave, the way she lived her life prove otherwise.

'My Family's Slave' is an eye-opener for all

'My Family's Slave' is an eye-opener for all (Photo: The Atlantic)

They called her Lola since she was a distant relative.

She did not have any allowance and did not even have her own living quarters.

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She can hardly sit and gets scolded for the slightest mistake.

She wakes up before others do and would sleep late trying to finish up all her chores.

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She wasn't even given the time to go home when her parents died.

'My Family's Slave' is an eye-opener for all

'My Family's Slave' is an eye-opener for all (Photo: The Atlantic)

It wasn't until Lola was already very old that the author finally took her into his home.

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It was only then that Lola experienced some degree of freedom.

'My Family's Slave' is an eye-opener for all

Source: Kami.com.ph

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