March 24, 2018
EVERY MOMENT COUNTS
EVERY MOMENT COUNTS
What would you do if you were suddenly faced with the possibility of mortality encroaching.. what would you do if the word “cancer” was now your day to day, one day its fetching and carrying young kids, making food, holding down a job and living a normal life, and now -you have to do ALL that, but also chemo, feeling wrecked, drs visits and probably losing your mind with worry as well as your hair, which is often referred to as your crowning glory, your womanhood, your beauty. Who are you? Where does your strength come from? Are you now no longer beautiful on top of everything else? Some crazy train of thought? Interesting, frightening, and inquisitive. What is womanhood exactly? What would you do if your friend was walking this path. You cant sign up to ealk this same path, you cant possibly understand, not really… But you also cant do nothing. Cue Nadia, a hair-brained fearless friend, who orchestrated this whole multifacetted gesture. It sparked alot of controversy and conversation. At the heart of it all a supportive act for a dear friend. But also an experiment of sorts… with questions of self discovery. What does it feel like to go buy bread and milk without hair on your head, does it matter? Can you face it? Some dont have a choice… To what level does outer appearance affect your inner self image. How much confidence to you need to muster to overcome it? I was privy to witness this act of shaving heads, and I found it beautiful, sad, inspiring, amazing to see that in a way these women actually looked even more beautiful, the friendship and bond created. But I cant imagine the iceberg of events that happened to lead up to this, and after this too. The staring, the judgement, the wind on your scalp, the arguments with husbands prior, the fear and sheer bravery, not to mention Angela’s journey of watching these girls attempt to experience a small part of her everyday, as well as her own journey back to chemotherapy shortly thereafter. Regardless of the part you all played in this day, the point was we were all impacted by this story.. and have questioned our own selves, our values and views. And many seeds were planted. No one will forget this memory. And to say it was life changing is a cliche, but its also true. There are so many stories to tell.. I hope if seeing this post is the only exposure you have to it, it still resonates in some way…. 2018-03-24_0001.jpg 2018-03-24_0002.jpg 2018-03-24_0003.jpg 2018-03-24_0004.jpg 2018-03-24_0005.jpg 2018-03-24_0006.jpg 2018-03-24_0007.jpg 2018-03-24_0008.jpg 2018-03-24_0009.jpg 2018-03-24_0010.jpg 2018-03-24_0011.jpg 2018-03-24_0012.jpg 2018-03-24_0013.jpg 2018-03-24_0014.jpg 2018-03-24_0015.jpg 2018-03-24_0016.jpg 2018-03-24_0019.jpg 2018-03-24_0020.jpg 2018-03-24_0021.jpg 2018-03-24_0023.jpg 2018-03-24_0024.jpg 2018-03-24_0025.jpg 2018-03-24_0026.jpg 2018-03-24_0027.jpg 2018-03-24_0017.jpg 2018-03-24_0018.jpg 2018-03-24_0022.jpg 2018-03-24_0028.jpg 2018-03-24_0029.jpg 2018-03-24_0030.jpg 2018-03-24_0031.jpg 2018-03-24_0032.jpg 2018-03-24_0033.jpg 2018-03-24_0034.jpg 2018-03-24_0035.jpg 2018-03-24_0036.jpg 2018-03-24_0037.jpg 2018-03-24_0038.jpg 2018-03-24_0039.jpg 2018-03-24_0040.jpg 2018-03-24_0041.jpg 2018-03-24_0042.jpg 2018-03-24_0043.jpg 2018-03-24_0044.jpg 2018-03-24_0045.jpg 2018-03-24_0046.jpg 2018-03-24_0047.jpg 2018-03-24_0048.jpg 2018-03-24_0049.jpg 2018-03-24_0050.jpg 2018-03-24_0051.jpg 2018-03-24_0052.jpg 2018-03-24_0053.jpg 2018-03-24_0054.jpg 2018-03-24_0055.jpg 2018-03-24_0056.jpg 2018-03-24_0057.jpg 2018-03-24_0058.jpg 2018-03-24_0059.jpg 2018-03-24_0060.jpg 2018-03-24_0061.jpg

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