Kenyan actress Jackie Matubia, who has experienced two failed relationships, has embraced her single status with pride and dignity.
She emphasizes the importance of breaking societal stigmas surrounding single parenthood and investing in her children as a steadfast support system.
“My focus right now is my babies and building an empire for them because kikikuramba hawatakutoka,” she shared.
“I am so proud of being a single mother and you should also be proud to be a single mother,” she affirmed, urging other single mothers to embrace their journey with confidence.
Matubia illustrated the serenity that arises from accepting one’s circumstances and finding strength in adversity by drawing on her personal experiences.
“You should know the kind of peace that comes with being a single mother,” she emphasized, dispelling misconceptions and stereotypes surrounding single parenthood.
As a mother of two, Matubia is determined to instil in her daughters the importance of resilience and self-worth.
“I want to teach my girls it is fine if marriage is not working, that is not the end of the world,” she explained.
While Matubia acknowledged the beauty of marriage, she stressed the importance of mutual respect and communication in any relationship.
“Marriage is amazing, it’s a beautiful institution,” she noted, “but again I say communication, respect, those are things you cannot play alone, it has to be a two-way traffic,” she pointed out.