October was breast cancer awareness month; this painting evolved from that. I used the netting to depict the feeling of being trapped. Physically, her right breast removed, loss of weight, color has changed and she has lost her hair. Emotionally, scared beyond words, she feels emasculated, her femininity gone, and yet, she turns her nose up at it all. She puts one foot in front of the other and fights. She is proud of the strength that comes from being who she is; a woman.