Rosario
Rosario
Rosario
Nancy
Nancy
Nancy
Abueta
Abueta
Abueta
Luci
Luci
Luci
Sylvia
Sylvia
Sylvia
Lupia
Lupia
Lupia
Jennifer
Jennifer
Jennifer
Angela
Angela
Angela
Jerret
Jerret
Jerret

1. Jerret/Angela

2. Jennifer/Lupia

3. Sylvia/Luci

4. Abueta/Nancy

5. Namrata/Rosario

6. Martene/Veronica

7. Gladys/Manuela

8. Marcia/Patricia

9. Elena/Digna

10. Norma/Deyauira

1. Jerret/Angela

2. Jennifer/Lupia

3. Sylvia/Luci

4. Abueta/Nancy

5. Namrata/Rosario

6. Martene/Veronica

7. Gladys/Manuela

8. Marcia/Patricia

9. Elena/Digna

10. Norma/Deyauira

1. Jerret/Angela

2. Jennifer/Lupia

3. Sylvia/Luci

4. Abueta/Nancy

5. Namrata/Rosario

6. Martene/Veronica

7. Gladys/Manuela

8. Marcia/Patricia

9. Elena/Digna

10. Norma/Deyauira

On November 14, 2012, one hundred and eighty-five domestic workers from thirty-five cities gathered at the National Museum of Women in Washington, D.C. for a formal gala in their honor. The event acknowledged the women’s advocacy work in securing the rights, dignity, and labor protections of domestic workers across the country. It was a night of pride and recognition. As part of the evening activities, fifty-three women—cooks, housekeepers, nannies, and caregivers—sat for formal portraits in their best attire.

Each woman brings to the photograph her strength, dignity, and personal style, all of which speak to the surrounding social circumstances. The portraits represent the successful collective effort of an ongoing political movement.