I cannot believe 7 months have passed, especially considering that the past 5 have basically been in a type of quarantine. I am beyond thankful that I have this project to look forward to every single week...just the fact that my studio is at home has been comforting and has added such a sense of serenity and calm to my life. Seeing these portraits gives me hope for a better world. Whenever I feel overwhelmed I just need to head to this sacred space. Just taking the time to sit and bask in the beauty of these women, reading about some of their antics in a time when they may have been considered unacceptable for a woman fills me with joy. Their strength buoys me, especially on difficult days, and reminds me of the possibility of a better future. I'm reminded daily that even though times can be tough, these women made a difference in some way in someone's life.