Elvira the radical feminist on the streets , Elvira the zapatista , the companion of sex workers (en español abajo)
by Gloria Muñoz Ramírez
” Getting to La Merced was a shocking stroke of reality. I watched as the council vans arrived from Cuauhtemoc with a lawyer who signalled who had not paid the bribes. I saw them harrass , beat up and rape the girls ” .
Mexico , DF . Working on the streets is not for everyone . The rawness of the corners and the darkest places would make anyone run away. Exploitation , beatings , drug dealing , excess alcohol, people trafficking, all the underground in your face, but not everyone wants to see or feel it, even less to do something to change things.
Elvira Madrid Romero is one of those few people who came to La Merced to stay. Continue reading “Elvira, the Street Brigade and the Sex-work Network”