Casa Xochiquetzal: shelter for elderly sex workers in Mexico City

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Casa Xochiquetzal: shelter for elderly sex workers in Mexico City

Canela, a resident of Casa Xochiquetzal, lies in her bed at the shelter. Originally from Oaxaca, she came to Mexico City to work at a very young age. She is now well known and respected in the neighborhoods that surround Casa Xochiquetzal. At 72, she suffers from Down’s syndrome and a number of other illnesses. Of all the women at Casa Xochiquetzal, Canela is the only one who did not have children. Photo by Bénédicte Desrus