“I was born in Bali back when most Balinese village women were topless. Breasts were a source of power - a life source. While my body was developing, I assisted in many live births as a volunteer doula. When I moved to New York City, I saw breasts popping out of shirts, but nipples were always covered, and suddenly, they were highly sexualized. In college I challenged censorship through art, exploring the nipple as a site of taboo and tension. Today I do the same; Elppin is a dream because I can challenge patriarchy through creating beauty.