Pretty lady shuns graduation ceremony to breastfeed baby in photo; gets praised

Pretty lady shuns graduation ceremony to breastfeed baby in photo; gets praised

- Meshack Bevhula, a South African national bestselling author has tweeted the experience of her little sister

- The author of Drowning in Own Tears posted an image of her little sister breastfeeding her baby

- Meshack Bevhula revealed that her sister took a break from her graduation ceremony to feed her baby

- The image has generated remarkable commentary on social media

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While girls and women have the right to education regardless of their pregnancy, marital or motherhood status, those who give birth out of wedlock while in school often experience either blatant or undercurrent stereotypes.

Meshack Bevhula, a South African the National Best Seller of Drowning in Own Tears has evoked an emotionally charged-up discourse about birthing single mothers in university.

She revealed in a tweet that despite the stereotype which revolved around the subject of morality that pregnancy outside wedlock is morally wrong, her sister lived beyond the judgment emanating from people's personal opinions to finally graduate from university.

Recounting the challenges her sister faced while pursuing her degree programme, Bevhula accentuated the significant social barriers that nearly obstructed her sister.

She posted an inspiring photo of her sister breastfeeding her child during her graduation ceremony in 2019 and wrote:

''This was last year during VUT graduation ceremony. I went to the toilet then when I came back I found my lil sister breastfeeding her daughter. For someone who was heavily judged for her pregnancy before graduation I so felt like this moment needed to be captured.'' she said.

Bevhula's tweet has garnered varied remarks from online deities after the image hit the internet.

''Queens need to be celebrated, ,'' @hlungwana900 showered accolades on @hlungwana900's little sister.

@LeilaGP8 wrote: ''The most beautiful image! I love how it captures the multifaceted roles that we occupy as women.''

''Congrats, as women we can do multiple tasks we are so gifted,'' @boniswaqolani said in response to the viral tweep.

In other stories, YEN.com.gh previously reported that a painter who was contracted to paint a hostel at the University of Ibadan, ended up impregnating two 100 level students.

In a recorded WhatsApp chat posted on Twitter, it was gathered that the incident happened at Queens Hall.

The students had reportedly started a casual and intimate relationship with the painter who was contracted to work during the renovation of Queens Hall. It was also said that one of the students got rid of the pregnancy due to shame while the other claims to be very much in love with him and is considering marriage.

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