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Stories on Mexico's indigenous women fighting for legal rights, told by a youth journalist reporting from her home country.

Meet Liliana Caracoza, a youth journalist with The Seattle Globalist. 

This August, Liliana will travel to Veracruz, Mexico to produce a series of stories about indigenous women accessing legal services.

She'll spend a month living in rural communities and gathering stories that will publish on The Seattle Globalist in September. 

Liliana will be profiling the stories of Agrupación de Derechos Humanos Xochitepetl, a nonprofit providing free legal care with a special focus on domestic violence.

But this isn't Liliana's first time reporting on these issues. She's reported on tips for youth navigating deferred action and what to do if you're stopped by an immigration officers.

At age 11, Liliana immigrated from Mexico. She now lives in Tacoma, WA with her mom and sister and attends Tacoma Community College. Her first trip back to Mexico as a journalist is the start of an exciting career. 

Liliana will be gathering the stories of indigenous women as they navigate legal services for domestic violence. (Photo by Synne Tonil)
Liliana will be gathering the stories of indigenous women as they navigate legal services for domestic violence. (Photo by Synne Tonil)

When you become a backer, your support will go towards the cost of reporting and living expenses as Liliana works in Veracruz. 

At The Seattle Globalist, we know the power of storytelling and we believe in the it's important to include diverse voices in that storytelling.

Your support will kickstart Liliana's future as a journalist. 

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International reporting trips always have their risks and challenges. Communication can be challenging in remote areas and story ideas often don't work out as planned.

Fortunately, Liliana has the full support of the Globalist staff with years of international reporting experience. Before leaving she'll have a full orientation on how to stay safe as a journalist abroad.

In Veracruz, Liliana will also be working with Agrupación de Derechos Humanos Xochitepetl, which is a well-established organization. The nonprofit has been working in Veracruz since 1987 and has arranged housing and transportation. Liliana will be well supported at home and abroad.

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