The documentation of history, for the most part, cast out female participation. Whether in grand scale events or within the simplicity of home, to be a woman is to be silenced. I understood this from a young age. For the past eight years, the focus of my work has centered around the female experience under social, or personal anxiety. Today, however, I am interested in articulating the censored voice. I cannot speak for all women, for many don't feel identified; and my intent is not to create a homogenous representation of women. The body of work compiled in this portfolio partakes with the extensive feminist wave of the twenty-first century. It also aspires to create a narrative that benefits ourselves. "Formerly Known as Nasty" invites a diverse dialogue about the struggle between tradition and progress based on historical events and some Buddhist principles.