India or anywhere else, life of sex workers in more than just a struggle. It’s an everyday struggle, and that too not just for the work they do, but it’s also about their families and how they ended up in a brothel. As people, who are living with their families, CANNOT even begin to imagine the dark truths behind the life in a brothel.
Have you ever wondered what it feels like to be alone? How would it feel if you have no one to call your own? Well, we bet it’s hard to even think about. But a story we are talking about here is a story of a young sex worker, who doesn’t know how she landed up in a brothel.
In a Facebook post uploaded by a renowned photographer GMB Akash from Bangladesh highlighted the story of one Afsana, and we get a glimpse about the dark realities of a teenage sex worker’s life.
Afsana’s story will surely bring tears to your eyes. The photographer wrote –
‘It’s been a long time I want to go to a very green field. I have never been in any green field. But I really want to go. I have a disease, I cannot breathe behind a closed door. I also cry while I laugh, I can’t control. It’s causing a lot of trouble to our mother. Our mother is our madam. I assured her I will be okay very soon, I will only laugh, will never cry. How I came to this brothel, I have no idea; I was too small to remember anything. But my only problem is, it’s very difficult to breathe here. Also I have no memory of any person; I do not see any face when I close my eyes, I feel all alone. Girls used to say they have no one too. But I tell myself, I must have someone, somewhere, may be a mother, a father or a lost family. I never had anyone to remember. So I try hard to remember a face, just any face, and there comes no one. My friend, Prinyanka usually wipes off my tears very quickly before I ruin my makeup. She always reminds me, makeup is costly than my tears. She told me that one day we will go to a green field, she will take me there and I will breathe as much as I can. Only I hope, on that day I will be able to see someone when I will close my eyes. At least once in my life, I want to feel that I am not alone.
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The world isn’t fair, right?