Using traditional woodcut techniques, I combined personal imagery and narrative to recognize, investigate, and empower the women in my life. Through a series of prints bound in the portfolio Tropico I created portraits of women of my family, across multiple generations. These images reveal the life and hardship of women that directly or indirectly raised and help shaping me into the person I am today. Growing up in Cuba I heard their stories of discrimination and inequality and as a result, saw their tears out feeling of impotence. I created these woodcut prints to reveal a narrative about poverty, abuse, discrimination, and political oppression.