“Almost Not Quite”

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This artwork was inspired by a loved one’s battle with cancer. I am not religious, I didn’t know what I could possibly do, when they asked me to pray for them. I decided to donate my hair to a cancer charity which makes free wigs for for children battling with the illness. The artwork is a reflection on my battle with vanity. Giving away the one thing I believed made me feminine, helped me re-evaluate beauty. An act of kindness is more beautiful than the shiniest of hair.

“Going to the bathroom at night,

I covered my breasts with hair,

Until cancer stripped dear one’s head,

Four donations per wig,

Now I walk bare.”