La LLorona is a story which has various versions, but all are about a woman who has children and who struggles through life. She eventually becomes depressed and murders her children next to a river. Following their death the woman spent the rest of her years weeping next to the river for her kids.
This is one of many versions told to us by our grandparents, parents or friends. Depending on the area or place of childhood, each version is slightly different but results in the woman weeping for her children next to the river.
Every year a festival is put together in Las Vegas to talk about the types of abuse women face when bearing and raising children. The types of abuse they may face in their relationships and the affect it will have on the choices these women. The pressure and stress which sometimes leads to actions which may be deadly for the mother and/or the child.