"She was becoming herself, casting aside that fictitious self which we assume like a garment." - Kate Chopin
From her beloved novel, The Awakening. In Chapter 19, Edna's husband worries that she is "not herself," but doesn't realize that she is actually finally "becoming herself," leaving behind the story that he and society had written for her.
In this illustration, we depict a woman slipping out of a garment made from the text of the story that once defined her role.