Group of Mexican indigenous women fight sexism on the softball field
18 April 2021 | 3:05 pm
Barefoot and wearing traditional white dresses, a group of Maya indigenous women walk onto the pitch. They are the Hondzonot Devils, an amateur softball team challenging stereotypes in a community in southeastern Mexico. This time, they are facing the Pisté Warriors, made up of Maya indigenous women from a neighbouring state.
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