Meet the Writer from Peru: Marie Arana

Journalist and author Marie Arana shares her experience with Girl Rising and what it was like getting to know Senna, the girl in the film’s Peru Chapter. In this video travelogue, Arana recounts meeting the girl with the “”warrior-like core”” in the near-vertical slum of La Rinconada and being moved by her. Born in Lima to a Peruvian father and an American mother, the author, editor and journalist is deeply engaged in both worlds. A writer of fiction and memoir, Arana has dedicated herself to explaining each culture to the other. Her commitment to Peru, and to the struggles of the disadvantaged there, permeates her work.