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Maria Fernanda

Maria Fernanda, age 15, is dressed as boy to protect herself during her journey. Just as when she was seven and living on the streets, she did whatever was necessary to survive. As many as three out of five women and girls are raped during migrant journeys according to Amnesty International. Thus, Maria she disguised herself as a boy for her safety. I am still in close contact with Maria Fernanda. Currently, she is back in Honduras. However, her return was not easy…. She was struck by a Mexican police unit. To my dismay, she informed me that she was nearly raped. Now home, she is recovering from a major surgery on her appendix. Unsure if she will ever make it to the border, she thinks that she will have to stay.

TAGS: Mexico

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Member since 2018
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© Ada Trillo.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 10.2018
Total Views: 38
Filed Under: People
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Date Uploaded: June 23, 2019, 5:51 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D810
Focal Length: 50mm
Shutter Speed: 1/250
Aperture: f10
ISO: ISO800
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PHOTO LOCATION Chiapas, Mexico