Nollywood actress and philanthropist, Tonto Dikeh joined the rest of the world to celebrate herself and many others on Mother’s Day.
The mother of one took to her Instagram page to share photos with her son, Andre. In her lengthy but powerful message, she described motherhood as a sacrifice that mothers never recover from. She urged women to learn to carry their bodies with confidence.
“It’s Mother’s Day again — a day to salute the strength of mothers. From the inception of pregnancy — the hormonal imbalance, weird cravings, and mood swings that comes through out the gestation period. It’s not a walk in the park to be a mom. V*ginal birth is painful, CS isn’t any less painful — motherhood is indeed a sacrifice. It is something a lot of mothers don’t recover from. Child birth.
“And this is why you should carry your body with confidence. Those marks are stripes of your honor, and strength. Today I’m celebrating every single mom too. It’s hard to be a married mother in this society already, how much more single moms who have to go extra miles to provide for their children?
“Single moms who are stigmatized by society; shamed and scornfully laughed at. Single moms who are seen as second class women — I celebrate you today. In most cases, they walked out of a dead beat father; they left an abusive partner; they made the choice to prioritize their sanity and peace. I’m proud of you.”
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