Maiya

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Maiya shaves her head for Cops for Cancer.

20111011 - MaiyaCanon EOS 450D (XSi) · Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8
117 mm · 1/60 s · f/2.8 · ISO 800

This is my cousin’s kid.

My . . . second cousin? Twice removed? On my father’s dog’s side? No, that’s not right. My father never had a dog.

Anyways, this is Maiya, bravely losing all of her hair in the gym of my alma mater, Reynolds Secondary, which raised a whopping $84,000 for Cops for Cancer, absolutely crushing the school fundraising in Victoria. Top fundraisers by a mile.

Here’s the before shot for an idea of how much hair she had:

20111011 - Maiya-0002Canon EOS 450D (XSi) · Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
17 mm · 1/160 s · f/2.8 · ISO 800

Here’s the support of about half her besties (the other half were in front):

20111011 - Maiya-0003Canon EOS 450D (XSi) · Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
50 mm · 1/60 s · f/2.8 · ISO 800

Here’s her post-shave love:

20111011 - Maiya-0004Canon EOS 450D (XSi) · Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
50 mm · 1/60 s · f/2.8 · ISO 800

I’ve seen this happen a lot over the years with friends, co-workers, percussionists, strangers, and I’m pretty convinced that it’s just not that big of a deal for a guy.

It’s HUGE for a girl to do this. And this one’s in grade 9. Massive respect to you, Maiya.

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