#IAmMother - Stories of Motherhood

Kitso’s Story

“Everyday it’s like the first day. I want to keep it that way and I think… initially I thought it was going to be difficult, especially with her mother not being my child but… it’s super.” Listen to her story 

Nonjabulo’s Story

” Motherhood, it’s such a beautiful journey, it’s a very beautiful journey. Once you start to enjoy it and stuff. Start accepting the challenges that you end up having, it’s very beautiful. If you tell yourself, “I’m going to love what I have, I’m going to be pride of what I have, I’m going to be that woman who will make a change in that environment you are in.”” Listen to her story 

Nomphilo’s Story

“Njengoba senginowami umntwana, ngiyahlala naye sixoxe, nje sishere izitori, angixoxele ukuthi kwenzakalani esikoleni, nje kube mnandi futhi uma ungumama uhlezi uhleka ngaso sonke isikhathi.” Listen to her story 

Nombuso’s Story

“Isikhathi esingisijabulela kakhulu ukuba umama ukuthi ngiyakwazi ukuthi ngiyithume ingane, ngihlale nayo ikwazi ukuxhumane nezinye izingane, so ngiyakujabulela kakhulu lokho.” Listen to her story 

Jayshree’s Story

“… what I can say is that; being pregnant does not make you a mother, giving birth does not make you a mother at all, that’s something that I’ve come to realise; that you do not have to go through the physical act of giving birth to become a mother …” Listen to her story…

Lindiwe’s Story

“Everyone was excited to have a granddaughter at home. It’s the second granddaughter. So everyone was happy and then we said Sinovuyo. So we were all happy.” Listen to her story…

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