MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS
Featuring Kasandra Hegwood
I'd like to introduce you to my first featured guest of THE GIVE BACK PROJECT 2022. Meet the beautiful Kasandra Hegwood.
I discovered Kasandra Hegwood while mindlessly scrolling through Facebook. I came across her post in a local Mom Group with pictures of a vehicle with beautiful uplifting phrases written all over the back windshield. I read Kasandra's explanation to anyone who sees her, out in our community, and why she rides around with these messages written on her car. I was touched by her story of tragedy and purpose and something told me I had to photograph her. I messaged her explaining that I was a portrait photographer and that I wanted to tell her story with a complimentary portrait session. Luckily, she didnt think I was a crazy person and agreed to a session. It took us a few months to coordinate our busy schedules, but we were finally able to get together and have our session. She is a beautiful soul and has overcome so much.
Here is a little bit about Kasandra in her own words:
"I am a small town girl from Bald Knob, Arkansas. My high school sweetheart and I moved to Charlotte in 2006 and got married. We have 4 beautiful children. I am a teacher to some of the most amazing little humans in the world, I absolutely love being a teacher.
I also lead worship at Forest Hill Church Ballantyne and lead a youth group of high school girls. I'm a breast cancer survivor which I feel has helped me be even more sensitive to people's needs and heartaches. God knows what He's doing."