Divided Love: A Nanny’s Story

By Bryony Inge

Eva, like hundreds of thousands of Salvadorans, fled her homeland during its violent civil war in the 1980s. She left two young daughters behind. For more than 20 years, she has worked as a nanny, caring for Los Angeles children while pining for her own.

  • Eva blows bubbles with Pearl, the girl she cares for, at their home in Silver Lake, Los Angeles.
  • Eva and Pearl play with her dollhouse.
  • Eva laughs with two of her daughters.
  • Eva, her husband, and the children they raised together in Los Angeles.

As adventurer and cultural explorer, Bryony has always been fascinated by the people and customs from faraway lands. She grew up in the UK and has lived in Ecuador, France and Beijing. Bryony is currently studying radio and Public Diplomacy at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, where she’s been discovering the power of radio to connect people and places through sound.

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