Monday, March 19, 2007

Empowering Women Journalists

Maria Antonieta Gomez Alvarez is a 38-year-old woman who lives in Chiapas, at the bottom of Mexico. She has spent her life quietly struggling, as a mother and a midwife, a soldier and an advocate. Today she is a journalist.

Tonita, as she is called, is a squatter in the outskirts of town. Hers is a world of pirated electricity, rebel armies, inequality and poverty. She is a single mother. She is small, with rosy cheeks, and she is very quiet. When I first met her, I worried that she was too shy to be a reporter.

But when this woman speaks, it is impossible not to listen. "There are so many things that the world should know," she says. "As long as no one knows, nothing will change."
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1 comment:

NeuroticFitchMom said...

Off to read. Thanks for the link