I am a woman, I identify as a woman, but I like my pronouns to be she/they - since I was 18 I called myself Izabela Dawid Wolf to somehow express both elements within me (and within every human I guess). But as I wrote above, I think I am quite sentimental and I deeply feel my roots and my feminine line in my family - strong women, who had to deal with a lot of shit. And as a woman I feel this heaviness of my ancestors, the pain and misery of outsiders and pioneer[ing] women who were burnt by the churches, the sadness of patriarchy, the destructive nature of patriarchy - to own and to rape, destroy. So, my work is a rapture and gratitude, sometimes an apology. I am deeply connected to other creatures (I live in a village, with 13 animals, surrounded by trees, fields and herbs), so I guess the symbols of naked women with animals means freedom, liberty, rebellion, staying in the roots to my own self, and disagreement to this destructive aspect of our world. It shows deep affection and connection, intersection between all the creatures who rise no matter what. I am a privileged white woman from Eastern Europe, but from Eastern Europe. I carry some kind of burden and heaviness from the past and I think I have an empathy and openness to other people’s burdens - mostly minorities, animals, plants and environment. I think it comes from a place of injustice and my disagreement with this injustice.