Casa Atabex Aché has a rich legacy of supporting womyn of color to reconnect with their individual and collective powers of healing and action so they may transform their lives, families and communities. Utilizing a holistic model, Casa's mission is to support the emotional, spiritual, physical and intellectual development of womyn and their health needs related to their experiences of abuse and neglect. Casa has two core constituencies: young and adult womyn of color living in the Mott Haven section of the South Bronx as well as young and adult womyn of color organizers on the frontline (e.g. activists, social workers, teachers, etc.).
- Sessilee Lopez, Dominican, Portuguese, Cuban and Black American “Fashion is very black and white. It doesn’t pay attention to heritage much. They don’t see me as a Dominican girl, they just see the color of my skin.”
“When you start modeling you need your parents’ support. If my mother wasn’t behind me, I would not be this far in my career. ” [NYMag]