Imagine being told before you turn 13 that you will be getting married to someone 25 years older than you. You will quit school, move out of your home to live with your new husband, and begin a new life. That was the reality for 12-year-old Thea from Norway.
After receiving the news, Thea began a blog where she wrote about the preparations for her wedding. She posted photos of her trying on wedding dresses, her experiences picking out desserts for the reception, and ideas for what lingerie she would wear on her wedding night.
Thea’s story is a sad reality that many child brides around the world are forced to endure.