The adventures of a Mid Atlantic Woman by: Alex Martinez
Updated: 2/15/2021
The adventures of a Mid Atlantic Woman by: Alex Martinez

Storyboard Text

  • Why am I not allowed to go to the market?
  • Why can I not go to school like brother? Oh right, because I'm a girl and we're not allowed to go to school.
  • Yes, Mother.
  • The climate here in the Mid-Atlantic colonies is so mild that my husband must be getting some goods from the clothes we make out of the cotton we grow here.
  • Wow it's been a long day! Now come my daughter so we can prepare for when your father and brother get home.
  • Now, Daughter, today I will teach you how to create an apron.
  • That sounds wonderful, Wife.
  • Now that you are home, Husband I will make the dinner for the family while our daughter mends the clothing.
  • I must mend the clothes for my family, as it is my job to make sure we have clothes. I make some of the clothes and mend most of them now that mother has taught me how.
  • Wow! Create one! I've never done that before!
  • Who owns our house Mother?
  • Father owns our house. Since I am a married woman and you are a child we cannot own any property for ourselves.
  • Come Son, we must go participate in the government
  • Yay!
  • Why are we always excluded from the government? Oh right, we're women.