South Asia Circus: Growing up in the Bangladesh Circus: CIRCUS_ALLISONJOYCE__08-copy

(L-R)16 year old Bristi Akhter has her hair checked for bugs by her mother, Sheuliy, in the residential area behind the Olympic Circus. She got married to her cousin last month, and she dropped out of school when she was 14 years old to start performing. Sheuliy, who doesn't know her age, got married to another circus worker when she was 10 or 11 years old. She never had a chance to go to school.

(L-R)16 year old Bristi Akhter has her hair checked for bugs by her mother, Sheuliy, in the residential area behind the Olympic Circus. She got married to her cousin last month, and she dropped out of school when she was 14 years old to start performing. Sheuliy, who doesn't know her age, got married to another circus worker when she was 10 or 11 years old. She never had a chance to go to school.