This short and emotional interview was given to a resident in the street late in 2017. It was originally on video and has been transcribed to protect “Carol’s” identity.
We understand that in the months after the recording was made she managed to turn her life around. We haven’t seen “Carol” for months and hope she continues to recover. Over the last couple of weeks we have noticed (on Twitter) that pro-managed approach campaigners try to silence some of the women who have suffered in street prostitution. We have seen campaigners claiming that street prostitution is a proper job and that women choose to do it. From the conversations we have had with current and former women who work the streets of Holbeck we believe that none of them chose this “job” and none of them actually want to do it.
That’s why we have decided to publish Carol’s words – they come straight from the heart.