Photographer Andi Last has perfectly demonstrated how one can own their transformation during chemotherapy. Thirteen days after she started her breast cancer treatment, the inspiring woman began to lose her hair. Rather than dwelling on this external change, she decided to get creative and have fun with her metamorphosis.
She’s utilized various wigs, hats, henna tattoos, and has even embraced her baldness over the course of her chemo process. Not only is this a beautiful representation of creativity, it’s also proof that one’s resilient strength can come in handy when approaching any challenge. “Breast cancer is the most difficult thing I’ve ever dealt with,” Last says. “It makes me so happy to know that these photos helped someone else with breast cancer in any way!”
“I have breast cancer. This is how I normally look.”
“13 days after my first round of chemotherapy, my hair started falling out. On day 18 I shaved my head. I don’t like wearing wigs much, but I’m glad to have them for days when I just want to go about my business without being noticed.”
“Most of the time I just go bald.”
“I love my flat cap. (Not a scarf person at all.)”
“I have fun with other wigs (I also have red and blue!)”
“This past weekend I got a henna tattoo! I’m halfway through treatment – and looking forward to putting it behind me.”