For cancer patients, a 'crown' of henna helps

Richard Watts

Royal Roads communications student Katherine O’Connor was featured in the Times Colonist and on CTV News for her work with Henna Heals, a Toronto initiative that gives henna 'crowns' to women undergoing chemotherapy.

O'Connor told the Times Colonist she saw it as a way to re-empower women who have lost a visible symbol of womanhood by replacing the hair with a natural, temporary henna design on their head.

“It’s a way of turning it into a joyful expression of femininity,” O’Connor said.

Read the full article in the Times Colonist or watch the CTV news story (forward to 1.20).