- Bahumi Mhlongo opened up about what it means to live with an incurable condition known as Lymphedema
- Taking to social media to create awareness on Lymphedema, Bahumi bravely shared pictures of her uneven legs
- More celebrities need to preach authenticity and self-acceptance like Bahumi has
Bahumi Mhlongo opened up about what it means to live with an incurable condition known as Lymphedema. It is not often that people, especially celebs, come forward about rare conditions that they are living with even though awareness needs to be created.
Celebrities often feel like they have to hide their imperfections and maintain a persona that is accepted by society. Setting this unattainable example is one of the many issues we have in society today.
Briefly.co.za learnt that Bahumi has been suffering with Lymphedema which has made it really difficult for her being on screen and in the public eye. Embracing her condition, Bahumi hopes to encourage others to be nothing less than who they are.
Lymphedema refers to swelling that generally occurs in one of your arms or legs. Sometimes both arms or both legs swell. Being an actress, one can imagine just how hard this had been for Bahumi.
Taking to social media to create awareness on Lymphedema, Bahumi bravely shared pictures of her uneven legs. Bahumi has been self-conscious of her condition but has found a new power in embracing it and loving herself despite it.
Gurl, you are absolutely perfect just the way you are. More celebrities need to preach authenticity and self-acceptance like Bahumi has.
“Being herself was her truest form of worship. X4.”
Briefly.co.za previously reported that Bahumi Madisakwane is tired of being known as Somizi Mhlongo’s daughter. The stunning and ambitious young actress is ready for the world to know her name. Somizi had Bahumi with his ex, Palesa Madisakwane- the two are still very good friends.
Bahumi and Somizi have a slightly complicated relationship. Somizi wasn’t exactly father of the year when Bahumi was growing up. Growing up in Somizi’s shadow has not been easy but Bahumi is determined to gain her own spotlight.
Speaking to Drum magazine, Bahumi revealed that even though Somizi has always given her his full support, the shade she’s received from the public because of him has affected her.
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