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The Cost of Liberty

Editor's Warning: Contains Adult Content.

With her hair dyed blonde and wearing blue-eyed contact lenses to make herself more attractive to potential clients, 23 year-old Halla Muhammed Maarouf walks down the street dressed for work. Halla has been supporting her two children, her parents, her brothers and struggling extended family members by working as a prostitute in Baghdad since last summer.

World Section


Halla's Life in post-war Iraq
Andrea Bruce Woodall – The Washington Post


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