In Control (Grace and her unicorn)

Grace was five years old and liked pink, purple, party dresses and unicorns. She’s a real girl, one who has always been decisive, and she works hard for what she wants. I was once a little girl like her, before reality beat me up and before my back started hurting too much to ride unicorns.

I intended to paint a portrait of girlish authority before it concedes. I also consider this a self-portrait and a manifesto.