Lydia Cacho (b. 1963) is an investigative journalist and human rights activist from
Mexico. Her reporting has helped uncover numerous cases of violence and abuse
against women and children.
She reported hundreds of cases of femicide throughout Mexico, and was
arrested and beaten for her exposure of a pedophilia ring in her 2004 book Los demonios del Edén. She received
numerous international awards for her work, from organizations such as Amnesty
International, Oxfam, or UNESCO.
“Forgive me for taking so long to say it. You see, I was terrified. Terrified to be vulnerable again, terrified by how fast it happened, terrified because nobody ever made me feel the way that you do. So forgive me. Forgive me and know that I love you too.”