I spent a lot of time with myself, contemplating and questioning different aspects of my life, particularly the rules and boundaries I set for myself. A key part of my process involves inquiry and reflection. Growing up in post-Soviet Russia I subscribed to the traditional conventions and I have realized today I don't fit the traditional Russian mold. This self-portrait series is the sum of a deep introspective process that led to the empowerment of me as a woman. I found respect, immersive beauty, and personal power by uncovering myself, petal after petal sitting with myself, accepting.