Photo: Suha, 37, is a mother of three. She says her husband thinks she is cleaning houses when she leaves home.
"People shouldn't criticize women, or talk badly about them," says 37-year-old Suha as she adjusts the light colored scarf she wears these days to avoid extremists who insist women cover themselves. "They all say we have lost our way, but they never ask why we had to take this path."
A mother of three, she wears light makeup, a gold pendant of Iraq around her neck, and an unexpected air of elegance about her.
"I don't have money to take my kid to the doctor. I have to do anything that I can to preserve my child, because I am a mother," she says, explaining why she prostitutes herself.
Anger and frustration rise in her voice as she speaks."No matter what else I may be, no matter how off the path I may be, I am a mother!"
Her clasped hands clench and unclench nervously. Suha's husband thinks that she is cleaning houses when she goes away...
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