Rhonda Patzia has worked as a professional portrait photographer for many years and also has earned a Master of Arts degree in Embodiment Studies and Transformative Language Arts from Goddard College. In addition to her photography work, she facilitates writing workshops, most often for women with multiple sclerosis. Her current project, Bodies in Focus, is a photography exhibit of women in various stages of nakedness, accompanied by the writing of individual subjects. The project’s combination of words and images offers her portrait subjects a new and intense experience of themselves as bodies and also offers other females, as well as culture in general, the gift of realistic images of women. Rhonda lives in Pella, Iowa with her partner, Mike.