Each week I’ll do a self portrait showing exactly how my body looks with nothing aside from red lipstick in honor of my grandmother, girlfriends and beauty. This is from the first week I started chemo, including the port placement surgery the day prior. I’m likely just coming off of being high as a kite on Valium which was controlling the pain here. I felt nausea, fatigue, bone and port placement surgery pain on this day. The beauty of the day was simply going into my photography studio for an hour. I love my studio and the fellow creatives in the Towne Storage Building.