Citizen TV reporter Victoria Rubadiri has said becoming a mother at only 18 did not stop her from bringing up her daughter properly.
She, however admitted that, she had to put in a lot of work, to forgive herself and dedicate herself to loving her child.
Speaking about motherhood in a recent interview, the mother of one said,
‘For me because I gave birth young and fell into the stereotypical single mum.
The one thing I had to let go is the tag of single mum not for other people but for me.
I made an early AND conscious decision that I would not be that and since early the decision and the choices I would make were tailored towards that.’
‘She grew up a child of love because I made the decision to bring her up that way.
Without looking at the circumstances in which she was born.
I did not want my daughter to feel the residue of ‘my mistake’.’
On how having a positive mindset has helped her, Victoria said,
‘It has healed me, I can look back at that moment and I do not feel guilt or contempt.’
Her advise to fellow single mothers is,
‘Don’t let the past define you’