Born into this world Female. Became a daughter, a sister, a wife, a sister in-law, an aunty, a mum, a nana and if you're blessed, a great nana. Throughout these stages of our lives, we adjust, we learn and we embrace the journey to define who we are as Women in the context or our individual worlds. As I reflect back over the years, the choices I’ve made that have etched my story to this day, I am thankful to God for his mercy and grace for my life . It takes courage to pick y
Hi my name is Lisa. I’m a professional working mum to five wonderful kids (three adults, two teens). I’ve done several marathons, and I love keeping fit and active.
I decided to join the #LoveYourself campaign because I wanted to do some photos to help boost my confidence.
As Women and Mums, we are so hard on ourselves, and feel that we need to look a certain way, instead of embracing and loving who we are. We should be kind to ourselves. We get busy and don’t always put o
I've never had the confidence to make myself up, and never explored the options of having a modelling shoot. I've only once been to a professional makeup artist and that was the day of my wedding. This year my dad passed away in England, and I couldn't go due to the Covid epidemic. My daughters, who live in South Africa, were supposed to come to New Zealand for Christmas, but once again, due to the epidemic there was no way they could come. I found the ad for the #LoveYoursel
I am a Kiwi who spent 12 years in the UK and came back to NZ three years ago with my sons after my marriage breakdown. As a solo parent it has been a struggle adjusting. My eldest son went back to the UK of his own accord to be with his Dad, and my younger son was taken and kept by his Dad for four months on a routine visit back to the UK. I managed to get my son back via The Hague Convention after a very traumatic trip back to the UK. Both my youngest son and I are now worki
"DON'T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER" When I say this metaphorical phrase, I am positive I speak for every woman. It's not easy being a woman. We are faced with challenges every single day of our lives, but these challenges are what makes a stronger person. I come from a mix of ethnicities. Fijian Indian, Nepalese, European and French. At the age of 3 I lost my Dad to leukemia. I got teased and called a "curry muncher" through my school years. I started being sexually abused once
Hi my name is Shareen, For as long as I can remember I have always been in the shadows, or at least felt that in my head. I was doing job roles that I had fallen into without much thought to what I really wanted to be doing. Don't get me wrong, I am the sort of person that gives 100 percent of herself to any offer on the table, however I never had the time to soul search my needs. I found myself a solo mum at the age of 29 with two young boys aged four and seven, so most of