A physically challenged Zimbabwean motivational speaker Sinikiwe Kademaunga has announced that she is expecting her first child with her partner.
The twenty-six-year-old was born without hands, knees, and feet.
She took to Instagram to share photos of herself as an expectant mother.
“Hey, guys. I can’t believe I am going to be a whole mom, a whole mom guys. How great is God? 2020 was such a difficult year but God gave me a comforter, a blessing, a best friend, and my pride. I know this child is going to be nothing but a blessing to us (dad and I) and generations to come. I can’t wait to hold, kiss, touch, feel, smell you. I am so grateful.
Now I can post my full body pics in peace.” she wrote
Kademaunga has talked about her life while growing saying it wasn’t easy at all.
“When I was born it was very hard for my family to accept that I was born with a disability because at that time when a child was born with a disability, it was considered to be a curse from God,” she said
Kademauga manages to do her own and others’ makeup and hair without hands using just her arms, which end at the elbow. She said once she decided to love, accept and be kind to herself the rest followed.
“I want to say to all people living with disabilities believe in yourself. You are magic. You are exceptional and wonderful with whatever disability that you have. You are just beautiful in your own way. Believe in yourself, don’t let the world define you, or tear you down. Whatever dream that you have, somebody out there needs you, go out there fly high.” she said.
Kademaunga said she understands the reasons that drive people living with disabilities onto the streets to beg for alms.
“For us people living with a disability, it is hard out there to compete with able-bodied people. Looking for jobs and other opportunities. But I want to say to those people (living with disabilities), keep on working hard, it’s not the end of the world because you are living with disability and never look down upon yourself.”
Kademaunga, who calls herself “The Confidence Coach,” said she has no regrets in life.
“Everything that has happened in my life, I take it as a learning opportunity. I take it as a learning curve that has led me to be the person I am now,” she said.
Kademaunga is mostly known for her blog “Life Of A Short Girl”. Being born with a disability has not stopped Sinikiwe from living a very full and productive life, utilizing all her gifts and talents.
She is the 2016 ZIWA courage award recipient and is also a recent graduate of the University Of Cape Town, with a degree in social work.
She is also a disability activist, a motivational speaker, a mentor, a blogger, an aspiring YouTuber.