Women in Rio de Janeiro’s low-income red light district talk about how many children they support with their earnings as sex workers, brothel managers and cleaning ladies.
“I support a household, two kids and my woman,” Nara says. “And my woman has six kids. Understand? I’m the man for everything.”‘
The last woman to speak is Graça, the president of the association of brothel owners of Vila Mimosa. In a rare interview, she talks about the thirteen family members she supports with her earnings as a brothel owner.