This woman named Kristi Tavenner and her 7-year-old daughter Rose want people to accept that “Bald is beautiful.” Tavenner was diagnosed with breast cancer, and Rose, with alopecia. The two had a beautiful photo shoot that quickly went viral. “Both of these gorgeous ladies are bald for different reasons,” says the Kellie Rose, the photographer. She posted the photo on Love What Matters Facebook page. “Rose began going out fully bald when all her hair fell out a few years ago.”

She also mentioned, “It was beautiful to hear from Kristi about how Rose helped her to be brave when she began to lose her hair during chemotherapy treatments.”
Tavenner and little Rose are garbed with flowy gowns and hold each other lovingly in the pictures. “They are two of the most beautiful people I’ve met, inside and out,” Kellie expressed, “They are here to show everyone that BALD IS BEAUTIFUL!”

“Kristi and I had become good friends in the past year, and after she found out that she was going to have to undergo chemotherapy treatments after her full mastectomy, we were just talking about how she felt about losing her hair,” Kellie revealed in an interview. “While she felt understandably a little scared about it, she also felt like it might be a special way to bond and relate to her daughter who has alopecia”

It seems Tavenner is actually learning a lot from her lovely Rose who lost all her hair in 2016. She credits her daughter for having incredible grace and strength, telling people what a strong person she is. “She hasn’t let this disease slow her down and will only grow stronger,” Tavenner said. “Thanksgiving 2015 I noticed 2 bald spots the size of a quarter on the back of her head,” Tavenner added, “In 4 months she went from full head of gorgeous hair to completely bald … In the end, our beautiful Rose still shines like a star and loves to the fullest.”