If you haven’t had your daily dose of adorable yet, this post should fulfill your recommended daily allowance. Three-year-old Floridian Scout is an Instagram star thanks to her modeling skills and a creative photography project undertaken by her mom, Ashley Larson. Unless you’ve got a heart of cold, hard steel or something, it will melt when you meet Scout (virtually of course), appreciate her mom’s work, and take in their story.
It may look like nothing but fun and games, but this project began as a coping mechanism for one of the most difficult things a human will encounter – the possibility of losing a parent/grandparent to cancer.
Ashley’s mother and Scout’s grandmother, or Nonnie as Scout calls her, was diagnosed with breast cancer in April of 2016. For anyone, this would be a time of fear, grief, sadness, and any number of other difficult emotions. When Nonnie began showing the physical signs of chemotherapy, it was really hard for the pair to cope. Thankfully, Ashley’s photography provided a great creative outlet and she just happened to have a precious little model on hand who was a willing participant.
The inspiration? Seeing first-hand the great strength Nonnie exhibited while undergoing her treatment, which ultimately included a double mastectomy, Ashley and Scout set out to create a series of images recreating photographs of “famous & fierce” women. It was intended to provide a printed book for Nonnie and Scout as a reminder and a statement of the strength inherent in all women and in the three themselves, but thankfully, Ashley has decided to share the project with the world on Instagram.
The series got Ashley and Scout through some tough times, and after enduring it all, Nonnie has come out the other side of the ordeal a cancer survivor!
And of course, here’s Scout as the woman who inspired it all, celebrating wonderful news – Nonnie.
The inspiration behind the whole #scoutstolemystyle project, my mom (Scout's Nonnie) 💕⭐️ She is now cancer free! She has taught our entire family what strength really is! For a further look into the story, click the link in our bio! . . . . . . #cancerfree #letsparty #girlpower #girlboss #feminist #scoutstolemystyle
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