With Grace is an ongoing project documenting the journey of a young woman through adolescence. A case study in confidence, strength and growth, Grace has allowed me the privilege of sharing her intimate journey over the last seven years. At twelve she was diagnosed with a fast acting, little understood illness of the breast tissue that, within 9 months, resulted in an emergency double mastectomy. Her experience with puberty has been everything but traditional, much like the young woman herself. A cool spring in the scorching wastelands of society's expectations of young women, she embraces her own inherent worth and trudges her own path.