2 Mar. 2017
Rosalina Dallago, 52, poses for a photograph at her shoeshine shop, Sciuscia Chic, in Rome, Italy, February 24, 2017. Former model Dallago owns three shoeshine shops. One of her shops is a tiny space on a narrow alleyway and is frequented mostly by lawmakers from the House of Parliament just around the corner. Her most loyal customers are legislators who stop by early in the morning on their way in. "Sciuscia" is the fractured phonetic pronunciation that poor street urchins in Naples would shout out to U.S. soldiers after World War Two to ask them if they wanted their shoes shined. "My customers see me as a professional before they see me as a woman," said Dallago. "Mothers should instil a sense of gender equality in their sons." REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi SEARCH "WOMEN WORK" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.