Casa Xochiquetzal: shelter for elderly sex workers in Mexico City

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Casa Xochiquetzal: shelter for elderly sex workers in Mexico City

The personal belongings of Laeticia, a resident of Casa Xochiquetzal, in her bedroom at the shelter. At the age of 8, Leticia watched as her mother said goodbye from the back of a trailer. She never saw her again. Originally from Chihuahua, Mexico, Leticia began working at nightclubs and eventually married. She didn’t walk out on her husband when he hit her – he made good money – but she did leave when he brought other women into their house. She abandoned everything, including her children, and has tried twice to commit suicide. Photo by Bénédicte Desrus