My eyes were opened by my daughter’s growing up experiences from a girl to a teenager to a young woman. As a result, I am in awe of determined young women like my daughter who meet and negotiate both small daily hurdles and major life challenges. Their determination, empathy, and ingenuity in navigating a complex world make them heroines in my eyes. My photographic series Tales of Heroines is collection of stories about the lives of young women told through portraits. Using magic realism, the power of storytelling emanates from the details in the photomontages.