This is Thea, a 12-year-old girl from Norway.
If Thea was like most kids in her country, she’d spend her days at school, she’d play with friends her own age and she’d live at home with her parents.
But Thea is not like other kids in Norway.
Because this weekend Thea married a 37-year-old man named Geir, making her Norway’s first ever child bride.
Let’s just let digest that little snippet of information, shall we?
This 12-YEAR-OLD girl GOT MARRIED to a man who is 25 YEARS her senior. A man who could have children the same age as Thea. A man who could have children older than Thea.
Thea has recently started writing a blog about her upcoming nuptials.
“My name is Thea and I ‘m 12 years old and is in 7th grade,” is how the ‘about me’ section on her blog begins. “October 11th 2014 I will marry, so on this blog you can read about my thoughts and preparation until the wedding.”