An engaging and accessible addition to the scholarship on Mesoamerican women, examining various historical moments from the pre-Columbian period to the present.
—Bulletin of Latin American Research
Martinez-Cruz inscribes herself as one of the many women, like those inspiring examples in her her book, who not only possess valuable knowledge, but who serves as one of the guardians of it.
–Indigenous Peoples Issues and Resources
Martinez-Cruz has written a captivating personal narrative that intertwines with the historical account of the ways Mesoamerican women healers played a role during childbirth and helped cure the sick. The resulting story is an engaging read for those intrigued by indigenous healing practices, medicine, and spirituality.
–International Planned Parenthood Federation Western Hemisphere Region