"Death would be a better option for me."

“I ran away from marriage,” she said. “I ran away from ignorance. I ran away from being bought and sold.”

Seeming relaxed and happy, Nada showed off Facebook pages featuring her singing, and she talked about the singing group she’s a part of — an unusual sight in conservative, rural Yemen.

She said she asked a friend to make the YouTube video so she could tell the world how tough it is for girls there.

“I’d rather commit suicide than get engaged,” she said.