My first story was on Katherine, a former prostitute for more that 2 decades who now runs an organization helping others like her get off the corner. Through her I met Carmen, a former prostitute who spoke of the absolute shame and agony her life of prostitution gave her. I spent a great deal with the two of them, amongst other current and former prostitutes. I was surprised to see that these women were so similar to me but that by way of circumstance and environment found themselves amidst this life. My goal of this story was to shed some of the stereotypes and assumptions society entails upon these women, and often young girls, who sell their bodies – the reasoning is much more profound.