"I'm just an ordinary person...."
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Let me introduce a very BRAVE woman, Carmen W. She came to us, without the knowledge of anyone around her, not her husband, not her children, not her friends. She states, "I'm just an ordinary person... someones mother, wife, daughter, sister and granddaughter...I'm fighting the same fight that so many others are." As all these brave women are, they are fighting a battle inside too... although they ARE fighting cancer, they fight another battle within. Doubt. When your world comes crashing down with the diagnosis of cancer, she said she asked herself, " What did I do wrong?, Why me?, How can this be happening to me?" as probably most every one of these women. Doubt can be paralyzing. Doubt can cause us to question everything in life. Doubt can bring destruction. Carmen said she needed to participate in this project to do something proactive for herself and for the benefit of other women coming after her. She wanted to do it without telling anyone around her that she was doing it, and made it happen. After enjoying her free makeup application, including false eyelashes, she hesitantly entered the studio, not knowing what to expect, but hoping for something liberating to happen. After several images were taken and she was able to see herself in the back of the camera, she relaxed and a transformation occurred. I think she actually SAW herself as beautiful, even without hair. I believe that she could "SEE" with her heart, what others see about her.... that she IS beautiful and that she is very BRAVE. A gentle and soft-spoken woman, she is boldly moving through this journey with a quiet confidence that others see, and she is hopefully learning to see. I hope that she'll eventually share this experience with her family and friends so that they can continue to encourage her in her bold transformation! As she shows us here, "Attitude is everything... and lipstick helps!"
Labels: bald woman, bald women, Be Bold Feel Beautiful, breast cancer, breast cancer awareness, Non-profit, The Oldham Project
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