Yvette Olivia Upstand- O’Malley is determined to be wholly and uniquely herself. On the outskirts of the Napa Valley as a: high school cross-country runner, ambitious theater student, and incredibly resourceful speech finalist, she challenges society’s expectations of what a modern female should be. Through a violent assault, Vette is robbed of her sight. As a young mother with intelligence, beauty, and unwavering determination, she flourishes. While both forbidden and enduring loves pervade her saga, it is through her passion for the written word that her true colors are revealed. As pain, terror, and loss render her undone she is able to show what she is really made of. In the face of tragedy, injury, and illness Vette is forced to continuously renovate herself; this is her story.