AQ Top 5 Champions of Gender Equality: Yalitza Aparicio

By Benjamin Russell

The actress-turned-advocate fighting for marginalized women in Mexico.

This article is adapted from AQ’s special report on closing the gender gap | Leer en español | Click here to see the rest of our Top 5 MEXICO CITY — Yalitza Aparicio’s star turn in the 2018 film Roma gave the 26-year-old from Tlaxiaco, Oaxaca, an unexpected platform from which to highlight the challenges facing her community Suffice to say she’s made the most of it Since auditioning for the movie on a whim and earning an Oscar nomination for best actress, Aparicio has become a powerful voice for the marginalized and underserved — especially indigenous...

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