‘Being a mother is an attitude, not a biological relation’ – Robert A. Heinlein (Images from Typorama)

This blog post is inspired by my mother who passed on 21st December, 2016. She was born on 5th November. It is dedicated to all the women out there who know that we are stronger together, who believe that we straighten each other’s crowns and who wake up everyday determined to lift another woman up.

My mother was the first person who taught me about feminism without having the vocabulary for it. I treasure this deeply. Because of that my heart cares deeply for issues that affect women globally and that’s why for every item I sell here, I make a donation to provide women and girls with sanitary items in Uganda.

She was the kindest, most generous person I ever knew. Even when she was cash strapped – she would find money to give to someone in need. Someone showed up when she died saying that she (my mother) had paid for her surgery even if she was a stranger – that woman was a saint! Throughout her entire life, she helped mothers and their children and gave her all to the orphans she met.

She taught me lessons about kindness and generosity that I cherish to this very day. As a custom every year since her passing, my sister and I make a donation to celebrate her birthday. Maybe one day, we’ll turn this into a scholarship. Help us God. 🙏🏾

I commissioned a friend to draw my mother because I could not attend her burial in person.

This quote ‘A Woman Who Uplifts Other Women’ is a celebration of my mother’s life and her BIG generous heart. I have eventually turned it into t-shirts, hoodies and sweatshirts that you can purchase here. I hope to donate proceeds from the sale of this design to a charity that supports orphans and women in Africa. Together we can do this! I hope you can grab one of my hand made designs here… each one of us can make a difference.

Being able to celebrate my mother has been a journey in the making with tons of therapy and patience with myself. In the posts to come, I will explore grief, trauma and the pain of losing a loved one.

Be kind! Be brave! Stay amazing!


Changing the narrative. Telling my African story

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