•Emmy Kosgei narrated her first-ever storm in life though had her crying, however, her dad had encouraged her through it.
• Emmy further narrated how her dad had discouraged her from getting emotional when trolled and his advice encouraged her to have a thick skin.
Nigerian-based Kenyan gospel artist Emmy Kosgei recently opened up about her journey on marrying the love of her life, surviving cyberbullying, and her journey as a mother shedding light on the multifaceted nature of motherhood in today's society.
In an interview with Lynn Ngugi, Emmy Kosgei narrated her first-ever storm in life though had her crying however, her dad had encouraged her through it.
Emmy further narrated how her dad had discouraged her from getting emotional when trolled and his advice encouraged her to have a thick skin.
"I was so stressed for a minute, then my dad called, and I'd tell him why are people like this, I want to go look for this man, sue them and my dad laughed and then he said welcome to the world, you wanted to be a public figure this I baptism,
you shouldn't emotional about what people are saying, this is just small I'm sure there will be more to come." Kosgei shared
The singer further emphasized that having a thick skin has taken her through life after facing several backlashes later on in life in her journey towards motherhood as several queried about her status as a mother.
Emmy also further elaborated that society pressures people to conform to traditional notions of motherhood.
She further disputed this perception offering that motherhood encompasses a wide spectrum of roles and responsibilities and that not everyone desires or can fulfill this expectation.
She also divulged the diverse paths to motherhood and the choice to forgo biological children.
"it's subjecting women I am not an object. both men and women are not objects. No law says you must do this to fulfill this. we have people who decided they don't want to have kids at all. some have kids and handed them over to other people for upbringing."
"You look at people, you don't look at why they are doing something and then start judging them. you can't assume that motherhood is giving birth physically. motherhood is a role, it is an office. it is a wide range of things. Some people have just limited to one thing." Emmy stated.
The gospel singer majorly emphasized that motherhood extends far beyond biological ties. she emphasized that nurturing and caring for others, regardless of blood relation, is central to the essence of motherhood.