#IAmMother - Stories of Motherhood

Listen to her 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. Then you’ll have – you have to feel now with the healing. If you bottle up… some stuff and you don’t share; when you burst, it’s not good for your health and that’s when you get BP, heart attacks; because we don’t share. The more we share, the more we are free and the more we can heal other people and help. Our stuff, our problems help other people because they are going through that road and this road can be healed with us women as we share. We heal one another.

Meet the artist

Andy Mkosi

Photographing the story telling circles has been more than just a job for me or another photography booking. It definitely had me questioning my relationship with my mother and got me thinking about it actively and how I can be a better daughter and assist her where I can. I totally related with some of the stories shared, further solidifying the fact that you do not have to give birth in order to understand mothers or be a mother. The circles has allowed me to redefine what being a mother is entirely. I definitely want to host a circle with my aunts, cousins, mom, gran and the rest of the matriarchs in the Mkosi family to have similar conversations.


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