#IAmMother - Stories of Motherhood

Listen to her story

Well, it was something… quite out of the blue and you could have seen the joy in his face when we first went to see the baby and he couldn’t believe it himself and for me I just bonded with the child from the first minute I saw her and up to today she’s still my baby.

She’s 4 now, she’s 4 and a half actually now. 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.

Meet the artist

Mandisa Buthelezi

#IAmMother is a remarkable initiative and I am deeply moved by its drive to ignite conversations on motherhood even in the forgotten rural outskirts of the country. I am inspired by the movement and I thoroughly enjoyed using the medium of photography to engage with the mothers and to add a visual narrative to their stories.


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