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We are all one energy being expressed differently. This is how I choose to express my version of femininity, by choosing to wear my strength outwardly. Which is not to say that most women are not strong, quite the opposite. All women are very strong. They choose to keep their strength a secret until absolutely necessary, then they call it up when in dire straits. I am strong not by the mere virtue of what I lift but by the experiences that helped forge my armor and the determination I have to overcome the obstacles and setbacks that are put in my way to dissuade me from the simple overwhelming truth of who I am.

- Roxanne, From The Breast Portrait Journals

Subjects write in a shared journal after sitting. Since 1998, over 500 people have participated.
Roxanne with pastel portrait
2012