Leslie Espino is a woman working in a male-dominated STEM field. She creates because it is the only time she is free from both external societal expectations and an internal fear of failure. Leslie creates hand-stitched and layered paper pieces with a storybook feel. These pieces are built from hand-painted paper, often repurposed. Leslie hopes these paper stories help viewers rediscover that carefree feeling of not being afraid to have fun and make mistakes too. Join her journey onInstagramandFacebook, and shop her originalson her website.