Artist and photographer, Ismary Gonzalez Cabrera, 48, is photographed in her studio in Old Havana. "My parents were devoted to the revolution and were quite absent so I had a lonely childhood," she says. She has one child, Pablo, and tries to share her experiences through her art. "I'm so happy that I have been able to make art my career. I know many artists struggle to live off their art and to me it is my greatest achievement," she adds. She dreams of traveling to other countries and experiencing other cultures but knows that isn't realistic at the moment. Of Cuban women, she says, "We are warriors. Like everyone, we need love, we need family and we need work."