This painting is inspired by the story of young Theresa from Senegal. She works for a hotel and struggles to make ends meet with her minimal salary. To make more money, she is forced into a dark world of accompanying foreign men for a monetary incentive. The abuse she endures leaves physical marks on her body, but she remains strong and fights for every moment of her life.
To attract attention, Theresa covers herself with gold and fake designer labels, creating a look that is starkly different from her difficult reality. Despite the challenges she faces, she perseveres, determined to overcome her circumstances and find a better life.