My research focuses on older female street vendors in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. It explores vulnerability at the intersection of old age, gender, and the Afro-Hispanic postcolony. My work challenges persistant stereotypes of the extended family in Africa as a haven of solidarity, and the portrayal of elderly African women as sexless, androgynous beings. I engage with topics such as dependency, everyday violence, moral self-making, gossip, and third age sexuality. The research addresses issues in cultural gerontology, collective memory, non-liberal forms of political agency, existential anthropology, and moral creativity.