Marie of Magdala is another woman that has captured my imagination since I was a kid. Growing up in an all girls Catholic school, we learned about the sinner that was forgiven by Jesus. However, it was hard to understand at that age the sins that were attribute to her. Just like the first time I was accused of doing something wrong. I was 6 years old. I drew paper dolls in their underwear, in another sheet, I designed their outfits. I brought it to class to show to my friends. Everyone loved it, and some of them asked me to make some for them, which I did. I was caught doing in class by a nun, to which she grabbed me, took me to the rectory, and called my parents. The accusation " Ethel is drawing pornographic material". I had no idea as to what that word meant. However, I gathered, it was not okay to draw panties and bras. But, I knew how to get out of it, I said loudly, it is a bikini!!! In that moment, I realized that I have lied in order to defend myself from a false accusation. This is why I have my personal thoughts about Marie Magdalene which I interpret in this painting.