'Women sell themselves short doing things they hate in search of money or security or emotional
fulfillment,' says writer Carmen Delzell. For some this means staying in a bad marriage, to keep a roof
overhead or for the children's sake; for some it means prostitution. Delzell shares conversations with
women of diverse backgrounds -- a former prostitute, a woman who has suffered an abusive marriage,
an exotic dancer -- and reveals the threads that bind their experiences, and those of all women,
Practicing Emptiness was written by Carmen DelZell and produced by Moira Rankin.
Around the Block
"The Colorful Past, Controversial Present, and Uncertain Future of Baltimore's Red-Light District"
Listening to Olivia: Violence, Poverty, and Prostitution
by: Jody Ann Raphael 2004
This book chronicles a young woman’s journey into a world of drugs, prostitution, and abuse and back again.