This work was inspired by a report from UN Women about the rise of gendered violence due to the pandemic and accompanying circumstances. After further research my intention in creating this series was to shed light on what is being called the “Shadow Pandemic”. The black and white imagery serves two purposes for me. One, it plays with the literal idea of images being in the shadows, and second, connects me with feelings of being isolated, trapped or helpless, and without resources. I used myself as a subject due to covid restrictions.