It's October again. Exactly one year since I lost Martha, my cousin and best friend, to breast cancer. She fought long and hard, and with so much dignity that she was an inspiration to me and many others.
Of course, this year the race has taken on a new dimension. Kaia says, "It feels like more of a big deal. By knowing that I'm going to race, it seems like my recovery happened a lot more quickly. I don't care where I come in. I just want to do it."
If you give a bald little girl a wig to wear, you perpetuate the idea that her lack of hair is unacceptable to you and the rest of society. You train her to believe that she can't be pretty the way she is.