Growing up near one of the world’s famous red-light districts in Hamburg, I admired sex workers for their powerful self-esteem and apparent independence that I could not sense as a little girl. When I moved to Belgium, I again found myself very close to the publicly known red-light area of Brussels-Noord and eventually contacted women for a collaboration. Later on, I expanded my research to Athens, Paris and Accra, Ghana. From the beginning, I wanted this work to be subjective and personal, inspired by the conversations and relationships I could build up over time with the women I met. Despite our different backgrounds and situations, it struck me how much we had in common when subjects like freedom, passions, life decisions and fears came up in our conversations. I am fascinated how the world of sex work mirrors humanity and our moralities.