Just Go: Three Generations of Women Breaking Barriers

Produced by Desiree Cousineau
Translation by Denise Dosta

Eréndira María Esther Robledo Tapia’s family is deeply rooted. But the tradition in her family for three generations defies expectations. Esther’s family tradition is one of breaking tradition.

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