#IAmMother - Stories of Motherhood

Listen to her story

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. You must allow other people to love you, then you love yourself, then you can give out what you have.

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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