Monica Lynn Duran is a Professional Model, Artist and Designer. She has worked on High Fashion Runways, done Print Work, Editorial Shoots, and Live Broadcasting.
"Modeling is an expression of my spirit, love, beauty, and light," says Monica. "I love to reflect my feelings through my photos and art pieces, showing the world how to be open to who they are as individuals."
Monica has used her platform as a model to help spread awareness that ailments don't have to be a hinderance to success in this industry.
"My heart is to impact lives. I want to be a Beacon of Light to women around the world. I want them to know that they can follow their dreams and despite tragedy, they can make it through to a new chapter in their lives."
Monica is a Terminal Cancer Patient and suffers extreme pain every moment of every day.
"Beauty begins the moment you decide to be YOURSELF. Positively impacting the lives of women with illnesses of any sort is my true mission, passion and purpose in life! We all have a choice to make. We can choose to believe in ourselves. If I help even one woman out there, I think that's where ashes can really turn into beauty!"
You can follow Monica @monista_arts_designs on Instagram!