Mariana Esquivel Suárez (@folklorette) is a Mexican graduate student at Memorial University’s Department of Folklore. She is currently writing her thesis on the legend of La Llorona (the weeping woman) as a symbol of protest in Mexico. Her academic research interests include supernatural folklore, folk religion, and the intersection of folklore and politics. We talk about the origins of the La Llorona legend, and how it has changed and shifted over time.
The Living Heritage Podcast is about people who are engaged in the heritage and culture sector, from museum professionals and archivists, to tradition bearers and craftspeople - all those who keep history alive at the community level. The show is a partnership between HeritageNL and CHMR Radio. Theme music is Rythme Gitan by Latché Swing.