Throughout my latest body of work, I have developed an autobiographical female character who has confronted illness. This character represents aspects of my experience as a woman while also addressing more general issues affecting women all over the world today. I am attempting to break through the social constraints imposed upon women and freely investigate what it means to live in a female body. I want to redefine my role in domestic spaces to suit my own desires, and thereby, redefine my place in society. Conflating the male and female gaze, my work is about empowering women to embrace their female identities while confronting mortality with compassion and humor.