Claire is a special part of our 2019 team, as she was nominated by peers to receive our first ever scholarship for her Senior Experience.
I asked her to put into her own words what Real Beauty is to her and how this experience contributed to her feelings.
“Alopecia is an autoimmune disease that causes me to lose my hair. I am completely healthy, I simply don’t have any hair. Most people think that hair is one of the main aspects of a girl that defines her beauty. I am beyond blessed for this opportunity with studio 116 because I get to show people that beauty isn’t necessarily defined in one way. Everybody has their own unique features, varying from hair color (if you have it ;), to size, to skin color. I’m extremely excited to be in front of the camera and to have my distinctive features captured!”