This piece was inspired by the feminist message that women do not owe people femininity, or their time. I wanted to portray a strong women who is confident in her own body but who is not being portrayed as a sex object. 

I included body hair in the image because I believe it is a good symbol for some of the problems women face. It is something that is natural for both genders but is only widely accepted in one.

Throughout my creative career I have created many pieces including leg hair and have been met with reactions ranging from confusion to disgust, so now I try and include it in some of my paintings.