In our second last Women’s Day story, we celebrate what being a woman and business owner means to Morongwe Mokone. Mo, as we know her at KAMERS/Makers, is the dynamic origami artist behind origami.is.me, who makes all those colourful swans that have been such a hit at our Gauteng shows the past year.
Being a woman to me is more than just a gender.
It’s about being strong-willed and overcoming the stereotypes and the weaknesses that are associated with being a woman. Being a woman in business means having to put in extra efforts and challenge the notion that “men are the dominators or influencers.”
A woman is a life giver and a woman has the same abilities to nurture, protect and be the provider.
But what is most important to me is that above all of these characteristics, I am a daughter, I am a sister and I am an aunt.
Watch this little video for a glimpse of the hard work that goes into each of Mo’s swans:
The making of a HAPPY swan… Production in progress for @kamersvol Irene! 🎉 28 Nov-04 Dec #HappyDays #HappySwan #Paper #Origami #Swans #PaperArt #LovePaper #ArtsandCraft #Art #Craft #Handmade #InstaVideo #Crafty #Arty #AllPaper #ProudlySouthAfrican #JapaneseArt #OrigamiIsMe [Soundtrack by @Pharrell titled ‘Happy’]
Photos: Carike Ridout, supplied.