An adaptation of Cinderella & Frankenstein
Created by Cheryl Smith through the generous support of the National Endowment of the Humanities and the University of Arkansas. Special thanks to Dr. Lissette Lopez Szwydky-Davis, Dr. Sean Connors, Erin Daugherty, Hung Pham, and the 2018 Remaking Monsters and Heroines Fellows for their inspiration and expertise.
My first day wasn't nearly as bad as I anticipated. I got assigned to the dish machine, which is understandably gross, but manageable. I seriously didn't want to work on food prep--or anything that required cutting up meat. Mamá's stories of the slaughter floor have put me off meat forever, I think. But the kitchen was clean--no chicken guts in sight. And Fernando (a nice Chicano third year student who claims to be the "Dishy Prince" --jaja) rescued me when the dishes kept piling up, Lucy-style, and I was getting behind. He's studying chemistry and we struck up a friendship through our shared love of science. He's a vegan. He was telling me all sorts of stuff about alternatives to meat. I want to learn more. Well, I'm tired, so I'll tweet more later. Besos, -I
after my first week, my thoughts on the way to work
@virgendeguadalupe #tridelts - where magic starts & dreams come true
After walking past the TriDelt house on the way home from work, I stopped at the Ever After Consignment Shop where I found this book. I think it's going to help me make my dreams come true. I hate to confess: I would do anything to be a TriDelt. I know that if I lived in that house, all of my problems would disappear, fairytale-style.
I have to get a new job. After 20 years of working at the poultry plant, mamás jefe has decided to retire and sell the farm. Because of the increased scrutiny over documentation and the recent migra raids, we decided that it would be better for me to get a second job while mamá tries to figure something else out. Fernando (the cute dishwasher I told you about) told me about a job he heard about in the biochem building. It's for an evening custodian position. I could work in the cafeteria during the morning shift and in the bio building at night. Nando has been telling me about the great classes that he is taking. I can't help but be jealous of everything he is learning. He loves science but his second favorite class is a Frankenstein seminar with Dr. Szwydky Davis. He leant his book to me so we could discuss it because I told him how interested I am in learning even though I can't take classes here yet. I don't know how much science is in it, but I'm going to find out! Besos, I