The project all began when Scout’s grandma, her Nonnie, was diagnosed with breast cancer. We were looking for a direction to keep our psyches busy during a really hard time.
When Nonnie’s hair started to fall out, Scout get very anxious and I wanted to put both of our psyches at ease. I needed to teach her and remind myself that wives are boxers! We opted famous & fierce wives to teach her about the strength that wives have.
We had taken together a list of people to shoot and I taught Scout a little bit about all the persons. Then, we opted the photo we wanted to replicate together.
And we worked on development projects for a little under a year – throughout the diagnosis, care, and mastectomy surgery.
Nonnie was diagnosed with breast cancer in April of 2016 and she had 6 rounds of intense chemo from June to September that year.
After she had finally regained some strength, there was another hump in the road … a double mastectomy.
Scout was learning first hand just how amazing and strong wives can be. So we just keep hitting. We schemed that at the end of it all, we’d make a painting book for both Scout and Nonnie.
We built sure to pick a few of Nonnie’s favorites as well, like Ellen. And Scout has a list of her Disney heroes we’re hitting as well!
The entire job was such a godsend for Scout and myself. And showing my momma the end result- priceless. Every single time I expended design, styling, hitting, and editing was 100% worth it.
This project has probably taught me just as much or more than it taught my daughter. I genuinely want Scout to be able to look back at this and are well aware that wives are just as strong as any humankind.
And to be quite honest, my thumbs are traversed that by the time she’s old-time enough to understand the strength she’s portraying- wives won’t be perceived as sensitive and goody anymore, anyway. And I hope that when Scout looks back on this, she is proud of who she is and who she will become.
Although Scout has emulated so many amazing people, I ferociously promote her to become precisely the person she wants to be. No matter what, I reckon she’s amazing.
Oh and Nonnie? She is cancer free! So of course.. she had to get in on the photos, too! She is such an inspiration and we are so lucky to have her in our lives! You’re our hero!