The Gender Portraiture Project is an ongoing series of self-designed portraits about female identity and representation. The artist works collaboratively with each subject to materialize personal narrative into unique photographic portraits. Stories told by participants (those posing in the portraits) are about being stereotyped. What is appropriate behavior in relation to perceived gender? What have we been taught about personal aesthetics and hygiene? What are societal expectations depending on class, ethnic heritage, and family background? The portraits reflect fantastical and inner (often hidden) selves of common people: workers, students, and artists. All portraits shown here are printed on Hahnemuhle German Etch and set within oval frames.