From South East London to Cambridge. Fourteen years old, smart, beautiful, with a mission and a message. Hannah used to have really, really long hair. She never had her hair cut since she was a toddler. But now she has taken the brave decision to have it all cut off and donate it to and raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust. Her hair is turned into no less than three wigs. These wigs can be used by young cancer patients who have lost their own hair due to chemo-therapy.
Hannah recognises the impact a physical illness like cancer can have on someone's mental and emotional health. She knows from her own experience how difficult life can be when self-esteem and personal thought processes are getting nothing but low.
Her motivation for cutting her beautiful hair in her own words; "A lot of people recognise the physical struggles of cancer, but not all people recognise the huge toll cancer can take on one's mental and emotional health, especially on teenagers. I believe it's important that people with cancer are also provided with the emotional support they need. I want to be able to provide someone in such a situation with the support they need - before they end up in a similar situation as I was."
You can read more about and donate to "Hannah's Big Cut" on her charity page; https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/hannah-thebigcut2015
Three photos from Hannah's double session were published in Cambridge Magazine.
Hannah by Heijo published in Cambridge Magazine.Teen and young person portrait photographer from Beckenham, Bromley, London. Shot in a living room in Cambridge.