Country Girl

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I came to the Capital to work as a domestic worker and I was exploited, my employer wanted to abuse me, and I was discriminated against for being from the south, they called me racist insults. I suffered a lot, I missed my parents, my siblings, I was adolescent. I met a young boy and fell in love and had my first daughter as a single mother and I couldn't go back home to my family for 8 years because my parents wouldn't accept me as a single mum. Time went on and I worked for the first time in a night club where I met some wonderful people who supported me. My first show was in club Galicia where I danced and strip teased. It was very shocking for me as I'd never got naked in front of many people or married couples, this was a bar where many married couples came. I did my job, I found it really hard, the first night I didn't know how to get off stage, I got stage fright. I had to drink a shot of whiskey to wind down, but I did it well. And from then I felt really grateful that I was able find other work for myself, to be able to work with my body, to be able to seduce because as country girls we were very uneducated and disliked. From there I began to earn and save up to be able to be a good mum, me and my daughter travelled together when I got gigs in other cities, I would leave her with a carer whenever I was working. The first day I got paid for this job for me was amazing, I received loads of money, I showered my daughter with gifts that I had never been able to give her before. For me it has been the best change in my life. Sex Work has given me much satisfaction, it's the best job I've done until now, I don't regret it at all because through this I have sustained my family. It's my job and I want to be respected for it.

That's why I'm always in the fight to defend the human rights of my sex work comrades because I believe we deserve respect, society is unjust, it has a lot to answer for having denied us rights for many years, it's time that society apologises to us. To be invisible to be stigmatised is never good its a pain that we carry in our heart, a baggage a burden from knowing how many people we have to hide what we do from. In my case, everyone knows that I am a dancer. For me there is no difference between a girl who dances or works in an apartment, or in a cafe or on the street. We all express our sexuality and have relationships with the clients in one or another way. This is my story, I believe it's important to keep fighting to bring to light in public that we are also strong women, women with rights and we make love like any other women just that we charge and other women don't.

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Photo: Top Right, 'Hug' by Manu Valcarce
'Rosalind' violin/rose image by Vera Rodriguez
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© Experimental Experience 2024 Photo of our cast hugging from the 2014 teaser performance at Bar Wotever at the Vauxhall Tavern