#IAmMother - Stories of Motherhood

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The regret that I have, when I came to Cape Town I finished my matric and then I came to Cape Town. I came here to study, but I didn’t apply early, so I have to take a gap year and then during that gap year I met someone and fell pregnant. So the most regret is that I didn’t go to school,  but still now I am not at school because I have to take care of this child. So yes that’s the most regret I have. I wish I had applied early and maybe I wouldn’t have been here now.

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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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