Albany-based artist Caitlin McCourt asked me to collaborate with her on a new piece, specifically created for the Albany Barn's annual Fusion event. Caitlin wanted to focus on celebrating the career accomplishments of journalist Nellie Bly, for she is considered one of the first pioneers to step out of the shadow of men in the workforce. Nellie Bly is revolutionary, legendary and simply bad ass. It was fun researching and reading about her career, especially considering her work has helped pave the way for women like myself to be taken seriously in the industry, in field reporting and journalism specifically. Caitlin captured Nellie's spirit wonderfully, and I loved helping out with the concept.