My name is Michelle and this is my story which goes hand in hand with Kintry’s story. I used to work in marketing, photography and event management and later became a stay at home mom.
Throughout my journey I have come to realise that there’s a certain stigma to being a single parent. Attending various talks have made me realise that it doesn’t matter what other people think, what matters is what we think and what we can do to help others.
Going through the grief of losing my mum and difficulties in my divorce case, I started noticing how women feel so much guilt. As a mum, I would hear people say if mums work, they don’t spend enough time with the children, if they stay at home, they don’t have a career or something for themselves. It’s really unnecessary for women to feel guilt over these kind of things, there really isn’t a rule book on the choices we make and if we as women feel good about the way we want to raise our family or build our career then it’s great.