Celebrating Strong & Diverse Women: Morongwe Mokone, Origami Artist

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.

Origami swans at KAMERS/Makers - www.kamers.co.za

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.”

Morongwe Mokone, Origami Artist

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:

Photos: Carike Ridout, supplied.

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