I am not happy in my heart with what I have done but it is my life. I don’t want to be in this business any more.
Ernestine was just beginning the process of getting out of the industry during this project. She was living with her daughter, also a sex worker, and was on the waiting list for a recovery program. Unfortunately, once in the program Ernestine’s deeper mental illnesses made it difficult for her to stay. Mental illness is a significant cause of women not getting out of the sex industry.
Scroll through the pictures to read Ernestine's story.