Inside The Retirement Home For SEX WORKERS As They Reveal What Happens When They Finally Escape The Streets
These are some of the intimate portraits captured by a French photographer who spent nearly a decade documenting the lives of former sex workers.
The snaps were taken at a government-run retirement shelter for elderly women who have escaped prostitution and the violence and exploitation that comes with it.
The home provides safety and dignity for some of the capital’s most vulnerable residents, who spent nearly their entire adult lives on the streets and were constantly at risk of danger.Ms Desrus’ photos, were published in a book called Las Amorosas Mas Bravas (The Toughest Lovers), which was co-authored with writer Celia Gomez Ramos.
Former sex worker Carmen Munoz opened Casa Xochiquetzal after she saw several prostitutes sleeping under filthy plastic tarps and cluttered market stalls.After a 20 year fight she finally convinced the government to open the shelter, and it has now helped nearly 300 women.
Source: Daily mirror