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La Llorona, the wailing woman, is a Mexican folktale that has haunted children for centuries. In recent decades, Chicana writers have revised the myth of La Llorona with a feminist perspective. Professor Theresa Delgadillo walks us through five centuries of la Llorona from La Malinche to Kill Bill.

Featured image of La Llorona performance in Coyoacán, Mexico. Sandrajd01/Wikimedia Commons