In modern-day Albania, a medieval tradition has survived to this day, in which a woman can take a man’s place as the head of a family.
Surprisingly, a few women still observe the custom, and they’re known as sworn virgins.
Under the strict rules of a centuries-old code, they sacrifice their own identities to stand in for brothers who have died. Most had to make the choice at a very early age.
They did it to help their families, but it comes at a price, they can never have children of their own.