#IAmMother - Stories of Motherhood

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I’ve definitely learnt that I am a lot stronger than I think and that I am very resilient and mothers as a whole are very resilient. Both through my own journey being a mom, but also now as a mother looking at my mom’s mother and her journey. You know, she took so much on and she was so brave and so strong and you know, I just always see her as this Amazonian woman of strength and I’m trying to live up to that, but I’m definitely a lot stronger than I gave myself credit for and through that I’ve raised two, very strong, children.

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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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