That's why they even went into prostitution.
They wanted to be able to feed their children.
They were so low in the eyes of society
that they could be raped and robbed and beaten by anyone, even the police,
任何人 甚至警察都可以随意强奸 抢劫和殴打她们
and nobody cared.
Talking to them about their lives was so moving to me,
but what I remember most was how much they wanted to be touched.
They wanted to touch me and to be touched by them.
It was if physical contact
somehow proved their worth.
And so before I left,
we linked arms hand in hand and did a photo together.
Later that same day,
I spent some time in India in a home for the dying.
I walked into a large hall and I saw rows and rows of cots
and every cot was attended to except for one, that was far off in the corner.
And so I decided to go over there.
The patient who was in this room was a woman in her 30s.
And I remember her eyes.
She had these huge, brown, sorrowful eyes.