I will not marry

Ilustración No me casaré

I will not marry

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Mayra was willing to do anything to keep going to school.

When she started school, Mayra Pop felt she had found her place in the world: she liked being in the classroom with her classmates and listening to the teacher, and above all she liked studying, something that not many Mayan girls in northwestern Guatemala, like her, could do. The traditions of her community indicated that she should soon marry and start her own family, even though she was still a child. But Mayra wasn’t willing to accept the future that was planned for her.

Find the English transcript of “I will not marry” here. Or check out the Spanish transcript here.


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CREDITS

PRODUCED BY
Lisette Arévalo


EDITED BY
Camila Segura, Daniel Alarcón y Nicolás Alonso


SOUND DESIGN
Andrés Azpiri and Rémy Lozano


MUSIC
Rémy Lozano


FACT CHECKING
Desirée Yépez


ILLUSTRATION
Yael Frankel


COUNTRY
Guatemala


PUBLISHED ON
10/05/2021

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