"Aesthetically and conceptually [my cultural heritage] influences me. It didn't initially. If I look at my work over a decade it’s slowly becoming more and more stronger. I think that’s because when I was younger I wasn’t as comfortable with my otherness as I am now. There was a point where all the women looked very white and also had very Anglo frames, I’ve noticed that the images are becoming more like me and have progressed with how much more confident I’ve become in being myself."