A commissioned pic done for me by
Sierra is not only one of a kind. Some say she might be the one that started it all! There were a few characters who were female boxers before her, sure, but none were dedicated characters with a full on storyline. A hobby. A job. Friends. Family. A past. She was born and grew up and eventually dies. She's no copycat, like a lot of other characters who hitched a ride on the trend she set.
Way back in the late 90s she had her first pic done by Shawntae Howard. Furries from various art web sites asked me if they could draw her. They loved the concept! She began to come to life and before her she forged a path of her own. All she ever wanted to do was leave the sport in better shape than it was in when she arrived and her heart swelled with pride as she saw others following her.
It just saddened her that so many took the easy road. Getting nude and punching each other in the tits and the crotch. She wasn't stupid. She knew there would be "Those kind" out there. But she never thought they'd become the dominant trend.
But still, in the end they're just copycats. With no stories to be heard unless you become one of their close personal friends. Then you get the story. Sierra has been drawn doing her hobbies. Hanging out with her friends. Just enjoying being alive. Boxing was just her claim to fame. What set her apart from all the other shadows portraying themselves. Sure, they might have had more success than Sierra. But they wouldn't have gotten there had Sierra not showed up. She could forge a path so others could follow. And follow they did. Now the floor is sticky.
There isn't much more in the future for Sierra. There are so few people worthy of her effort.