When I saw the title 'Bound' before having an actual look at the picture, an image of a person with hands tied with a rope flashed on my mind. Talking about stereotypes... Luckily, this was something entirely different.
Her head bound with a thin string gives an immediate impression that it is her mind being bound and not her physically. What dreams there were to fulfill, what goals for her to pursue if only she could find the strength or courage to tear herself free and let go for the things she would want so badly to achieve. Whether it is some obligations she feels she cannot let go or obstacles that seem beyond her means to surpass, I don't know, but I do know that the sense of her not being able to be the person she wants to be is strong. At least in my imagination... and that's enough for me.