Casa Xochiquetzal: shelter for elderly sex workers in Mexico City

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Casa Xochiquetzal: shelter for elderly sex workers in Mexico City

Norma, a resident of Casa Xochiquetzal, rests in her bedroom at the shelter. Although she remembers her early childhood fondly, she was abused by one of her brother’s friends when she was 9 years old and was also assaulted by a priest where she lived. Soon after, she decided to find work as a waitress in various red-light districts. She always liked watching the dancers close up but not so close she’d get burnt, as her co-workers used to joke. She’s a cheerful, extroverted woman who has the dirt on absolutely everyone. Photo by Bénédicte Desrus