Photovoice projects operate within multiple and often contradictory social, political, and cultural contexts. This article describes how Latina madres (mothers) participating in a community health initiative introduced concepts of mujerismo (Latina womanism) to fully incorporate their often marginalized voices into a conversation of minority health inequalities. We argue that a mujerista-led Photovoice challenges dominant assumptions about US Latinas' roles as research collaborators. This model was shown to nurture politicized identities that seek to question issues of power embedded in health promotion initiatives.
- participatory action research (PAR)