This collection celebrates emotional and physical vulnerability through intimate and vibrant portraits. The paintings address sources of vulnerability and strength, and undermines the narrative that the masculine are stoic and the feminine emotional. The pieces take great joy in flipping the common narrative about masculinity, femininity, and the sources of vulnerability and strength. Society consistently determines that toughness is strength, and emotionality weakness. Drawn to examples of the opposite, this collection of work lauds the union of strength with vulnerability, without condemning or excluding emotionality.