In her personal work Varaksina explores vulnerabilities, insecurities and self-search of a woman and of an artist. Her work is a creative response to what’s going on in the world and in her immediate environment. Through visual symbolism, carefully curated colour palettes and painterly lighting she reflects the strongest emotions she and her subjects experience. Varaksina gives voice to women from different ethnic, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds, each doing their best to not only accept themselves as who they are, but also to be proud of that. Varaksina sees her job as a photographer to make “ordinary” women more visible and therefore, more valuable.