People are probably sick of hearing me say, I believe if you put good out into the universe, than you get good back. Also, surround yourself with people who enrich your life and turn your back on those who don't. This has been my mantra lately, and I think it has allowed me to witness great things in people.
One of these people is a former client of mine, a spunky little brunette named Natalie. We have been in touch a few times, and more recently, about some new head shots she needed for her business.
One day, while scrolling through Facebook, I came across a photo of Natalie, and a link for a Go Fund Me page with the following; "Hello everyone! Wanna see what I look like with a shaved head? Recently, my cousin Denise was diagnosed with Stage 2 Triple-Negative Breast Cancer. Heartbroken at the thought of losing her hair..." Natalie was trying to raise $1,000.00 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in memory of her nephew Zachary Hernandez, and if she reached her goal, she was going to SHAVE HER HEAD! And, she did it! She raised $1,155.00 in 2 weeks. To give you an idea of what that head actually looked like take a look at these pictures taken just before she shaved it.
Not only did she raise money for St. Jude, she also donated her hair to Pantene Beautiful lengths (They make real hair wigs for women fighting cancer. For more information on this, please visit http://pantene.com/en-us/experience-main-section2/beautiful-lengths).
After she shaved her head she posted these images to facebook. We laughed and she mentioned she would have to wait on the head shots or get a wig. I promised to do a "G.I. Jane" styled shoot to commemorate her badassery!
She arrived on the day of the shoot and I smeared her with baby oil and dirt. There was no make-up artist. Here are a few head shots from our shoot, these were not photo-shopped.. she is just, that beautiful, and that badass!
There is your Monday "feel goods!" I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanks Giving.