16 Responses to “The Mirabal Sisters”

  1. Lilithmae

    Um; it’s actually ‘Santo Domingo’, not ‘Santa’. :)

  2. Jason Porath

    Damned autocorrect. Fixed!

  3. Ginger

    I understand that they had to face Trujillo and stand up, and I think they were incredibly strong and brave, but do you know any other reason they chose to travel to the remote jail, knowing they could be assassinated?

  4. Jason Porath

    I couldn’t find much more than what I mentioned in the writeup. Much of the concrete details are lost to time, unfortunately.

  5. Avigail Ben-Gad

    I love this series! Could you do one about Sarah Aaronsohn? She doesn’t get enough love (though it might be a bit of a tearjerker).

  6. Jason Porath

    She’s on the list! :D

  7. Laura Pérez Díaz

    María Teresa and Minerva both said they were not going to abandon their husbands while in jail. Patria’s husband was in prison in Santo Domingo she went that day with her sisters by chance (when she visited her husband for the last time she asked him for permision to go with her sisters).
    If you ever come to the Dominican Republic you should visit the Casa Museo Hermanas Mirabal in Salcedo and the Museo Memorial de la Resistencia Dominicana in Santo Domingo to learn more about them and their husbands.

  8. Lisa Claire

    Can you do one about Madame de Pompadour? She’s my favorite historical figure, more than just a mistress she become the true power behind throne of France during Louis VX’s reign.

  9. Anon

    The drawing is great, however, Las Hermanas Mirabal resided in the Dominican Republic, whereas the homes were not like the American home portrayed. They were from a country side, where this home looks like a luxury compared to the actual living standards of the time, and even now in present day.