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Left to right: Jaqueline Malagón (Sonido La Dama), Mari Aco (La China de Otumba), Javita Perez (Sonido Fiesta Bacana), Marisol Mendoza Gomez and Viridiana Fuentes (Sonido Cataleya). Mendoza founded Musas Sonideras in 2017 to bring together the small population of women playing music in Mexico’s sonidero scene. Photos: Alicia Vera

Musas Sonideras may not be as well-known as their male counterparts, but they are making waves with fans and skeptics alike


The machismo attitude within the media, combined with the lack of protection, leads to neglect toward their well-being

A woman with writing on her face that reads ‘no to silence’ looks at the camera during a demonstration in Mexico.
A woman with writing on her face that reads ‘no to silence’ looks at the camera during a demonstration in Mexico.
A woman with writing on her face that reads ‘no to silence’ looks at the camera during a demonstration to end violence against journalists in Mexico. Photo: Miguel Tovar/Getty Images


The women of Torreón, Mexico make tortillas to help fund their search for their loved ones

Photography: Chantal Flores

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