Elliott Gabriel

The release of late Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alex Tizon's essay, “My Family's Slave,” drew a wide spectrum of reactions. Many were brought to tears by the tragic story of Eudocia “Lola” Tomas Pulido, a woman from the Philippines who spent 56 years toiling under domestic bondage to the Tizon family after falling into captivity as an 18-year-old young woman. Some hailed Tizon's honesty and empathetic narrative. Others saw his piece as a weak apology for the enslavement of “Lola” Pulido.