Character The Answer to Bully Behavior

My mother and my aunt were called las apestosas, because of the reeking hair tonic their grandmother would put on them every morning. When they would get on the bus, all the girls would run to the back screaming, “Here come the smelly ones!” Finally, one older girl stood up for them, yelling “Leave them alone!” When my mother received a new doll for Christmas, she named her Martha Elena after her defender.