#IAmMother - Stories of Motherhood

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You know, for me to be a better mother I think I need to have time for myself – ‘me time’ because sometimes, we as mother’s, we are too busy with everything. At the end of the day we are fatigued and the tempers are so very high. So from now I decide – since I come back early from work, before my children come back from school, I must have my ‘me time’ doing nothing; whether it’s resting, relaxing or reading or doing something that I know I like the best therefore, it will reduce the stress on me. Then when my children come back from school I think I will be ready for them and myself being a better mother.

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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