One of the ways that we will tell Ruth’s story is through her art. It is crucial to telling her story. Ruth was incredibly dynamic and her creative mind —whether responding to or resulting from her mental illness — was never still. She was sexual, never without a boyfriend, and took nude photos of every one she ever had. She was desperate to understand who she was, and took hundreds of self-portraits that alternated between pride and self-loathing. Ultimately, her work is intensely revealing, vividly capturing her inner world.