SA author’s sister shuns graduation ceremony to breastfeed her baby

SA author’s sister shuns graduation ceremony to breastfeed her baby

- Meshack Bevhula, a bestselling author, has tweeted about the experience of his sister

- The author of Drowning in Own Tears posted an image of his sister breastfeeding her baby

- Meshack Bevhula revealed that his sister took a break from her graduation ceremony to feed her baby

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While girls and women have the right to education regardless of their pregnancy, marital or motherhood status, those who give birth out of wedlock while in school often experience social isolation.

Meshack Bevhula, the author of Drowning in Own Tears, has provoked an emotional discussion on social media

He noted the challenges his sister faced while pursuing her degree programme.

Bevhula posted an inspiring photo of his sister breastfeeding her child during her graduation ceremony in 2019 and wrote:

''This was last year during VUT graduation ceremony. I went to the toilet then when I came back I found my lil sister breastfeeding her daughter. For someone who was heavily judged for her pregnancy before graduation I so felt like this moment needed to be captured.'' she said.

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Bevhula's tweet has stirred a hornet's nest of comments on social media.

''Queens need to be celebrated, ,'' @hlungwana900 showered accolades on @hlungwana900's little sister.

@LeilaGP8 wrote: ''The most beautiful image! I love how it captures the multifaceted roles that we occupy as women.''

''Congrats, as women we can do multiple tasks we are so gifted,'' @boniswaqolani said in response to the viral tweep.

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In other stories, birthdays are special moments for most people and they go lengths to ensure that their day is immortalised in photos.

And Nana Adwoa Konadu Boateng, a female Ghanaian nurse has shared gorgeous images of herself to mark her birthday.

"Please help me wish myself a blessed birthday.....GRATEFUL TO YOU LORD ALMIGHTY,'' Nana Adwoa Konadu Boateng wrote in a post on Facebook.

Konadu Boateng's lovely photos garnered over seven thousand reactions and one thousand comments on social media.

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