"As a social worker, I became interested in the issues of how women saw themselves; the goals they set for themselves, the hopes and dreams they had pursued or abandoned.... their self image and their self esteem. Our self esteem is an image we create that comes from inside but is influenced by negative messages about women that come from the culture and relationships."
"As a photographer, I created a series of images that I felt revealed something unique and personal about each woman and how they defined themselves. My hope is that my portraits give us some insight into each woman's private reality. Some of these portraits are of women I have known; some were casual acquaintances. Some were women who agreed to participate in this project, while others were just encounters on the street."