Casa Xochiquetzal: shelter for elderly sex workers in Mexico City

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Casa Xochiquetzal: shelter for elderly sex workers in Mexico City

Amalia, a resident at Casa Xochiquetzal, takes a shower at the shelter. Amalia, 66, is from Michoacan and came to Casa Xochiquetzal when it first opened its doors. She wears a wig and pads her bra. She is very animated; words and songs come easily to her. She has also suffered from schizophrenia for 22 years, but despite hearing voices, she works hard not to lose touch with reality.
Photo by Bénédicte Desrus