Yarlenys Torres, 34, is photographed in the hallway of her building where she dries laundry. She lives with her husband and two children in an apartment that doubles as her husband's tattoo parlor. While she completed a basic computer course after high school and also sings and writes, she's happy being a mother and wife at the moment. "I have everything I want--a family, a home, love," she says. "I dream of traveling to Brazil one day because I thing my grandfather was from there and I would love to experience it." Of Cuban women, she says "we are social, loving and communicative. We keep the family together."