i promised something powerful. full of emotion and beauty.
this awesome girl is anna a good friend of mine. she lost all of her hair because of a sickness named "alopecia areata". i swear she's the most beautiful girl without hair i have ever seen in my whole life i'm so happy that she was willing to shoot with me and i adore her for being so strong and confident.
OMG !!!! i got a DD on this deviation! thanks to ~LexDiana for suggesting me! DDD omg i really can't believe! my third DD!!!!!!
more of anna:
_______________________________________ Cause they can't hold you And they can't hold me And they can't hold on
To what they can't believe And they can't hold you And they can't hold me And They won't understand 'till a blindman see
I know you're strong My beautiful one
" A photo of strength through the purposeful sharing of vulnerability. " -LexDiana
My apologies I wanted to do a critique but this is my first one so kinda messed it up. Please see my comments below for my full thoughts. And as far as the star ratings being that I recently lost a close friend to cancer and she spent her last weeks depressed and calling herself ugly because she had no hair 5 stars was not enough to give you on the impact it had on me. I just wish that she was still with us so that I could show her this photo so that she could see for herself that beauty is way more than hair. Truly amazing photo and incredibly beautiful and strong model!!
I have to admit I wanted to do a critique for this photo since I saw it for the first time. I always admired your work, but this photo specially gives me a emotion I can't even explain completely. She's strong!not because she shows that she doesn't have hair or she passed her sickness, she's strong in this photo because she shows sincerely that even if she's afraid she is opening the door to life again! she's strong because inside she's saying "I'm alive and I'm living strong and confident" and it's admirable!! excellent work I have to say! Amazing!
you should tell your friend that i haven't looked at the other photos that you took of her yet, but that i think she looks beautiful right here with out the hair. a lot of people dont look good bald but she looks beautiful.
you also did a really good job on this photo. its a great angle and shot.
Alright! Props to your friend for doing this! I have aa too and within the past year, I've lost all my head hair. I would really appreciate it if everyone would not assume that hair loss is cancer! I'm 22 years old an I have older women coming up to me, explaining how hard it was for them and that I will "make it". I then have to tell these amazing women, that alopecia areata affects my body hair and my psyche. That's it!
Now don't get me wrong, I could never be as brave as to be a "proud baldie", at least not yet - so please! Please everyone don't judge by appearances alone!!!! Alopecia looks like side-effects of radiation and chemo, but its not!
Alopecia ia an auto immune disease. Where the body attacks its own hair follicles. Essentaly meaning our hair is an "enemy". The fall out is individual and unique to each person as is the age of development. I've had it since I was 3 - and only recently became completely bald.
Sorry I'm ranting. Just please remember that going bald is an amazing thing for a woman to do because hair is so sensitive to us, but please don't compare to the troubles of someone suffering from cancer.
But I completely agree with the daily deviation award! " a photo of strength through the purposeful sharing of vulnerability!" Couldn't be anymore right!
Thank your friend, anna, for me - she's amazing and I hope one day I could have the courage to go out without a scarf or wig!
It gets easier. And it is a bit nerve racking to go out bald for the first time. I completely understand the cancer bit though. It's such a sad state and I feel horrible for anyone with it. I barely have the strength to go out with aa, let alone cancer.
OH MY GOSH!! I HAVE ALOPECIA AS WELL!!! This is such a beautiful picture, pass on my best wishes for her please. And I offer her support or just someone to talk to because it's hard. I've had it for almost 8 years now.
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