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Motherhood is not meant to be travelled alone. That’s why this movement of mothers and supporters believes in the power of simple supportive connections. Embrace finds creative ways to build connection during a time when women are often home-bound and socially isolated.

#IAmMother: Nomonde’s Story

Having a baby at a very young age for me; it taught me to be responsible first of all because at the time I was in school, I was schooling. Having a child at home, I had to leave the child at home and then go to school.

#IAmMother : Jayshree’s Story

Well, my journey began quite some time ago. I have been married, very happily, for the last, almost 18 years and to a great guy and an amazing husband and obviously, as our marriage progressed, we were keen to start a family…

#IAmMother: Pinky’s Story

My support system was my sister for both my pregnancies, especially the first one because I was still very young but she became like a mother to me…

#IAmMother : Alpha’s Story

Yes, mothers, we need to be vulnerable for us to be healed. The more you open up and you dig down to your problems you share with other people, it’s gone and all the weight goes away and you’ll be healed.

#IAmMother: Progress’s Story

This is Progress. You know, for me to be a better mother I think I need to have time for myself – ‘me time’ because sometimes, we as mother’s, we are too busy with everything.

#IAmMother: Pam’s Story

For yourself first… to care for other people you have to care for yourself first and you have to love yourself and then when you love yourself you will go out and give other people the love that you have and also you have to receive love from other people.

#IAmMother: Maria’s Story

You know in life you need people to help you but the people, they will never know if you we struggle for something. If you have problems, you must communicate. Tell the people that are around you what you feel so that they can help you.

#IAmMother: Sime’s Story

It’s a challenge sometimes and its fun sometimes because we play together, we sing, we dance together but then sometimes I feel that I need someone who is going to play a father part in his life and it’s a challenge to me because I have to play that role.

#IAmMother: Zama’s Story

My daughter was born in 2014. It was really bad because when I got to the labour ward, it was hard – the nurses told me that there was something that didn’t go out in my womb so I have to go to the ICU for that.