Nombulelo Ngqayizivelo Khumalo
28years, 3months, 3weeks (on the day of shoot).
I am a young lady with big dreams, so big that at times I stop for a moment and laugh so hard imagining the day my dreams spring into reality. I am a township kind of person with a twist of model-C up bringing (I guess I have the best of both worlds). Funny enough there was a time I believed deep down that I was white. All the people I associated with were generally white and I saw no difference between them and me. Reality only tapped in when school closed and I had to go home and then speak isiZulu… but now I’m glad that phase is over I know who I am and happy about it. I was born & bread in Durban Kwa-Mashu one of the friendliest townships. Well I don’t know what you have been told; then again we choose to believe what we want too.
Discipline, Love, Caring, Respect, Culture, Strong will, Determination, Self-love and Prayer; are all the ingredients that came together in creating and moulding the woman that I am today. Mama did a great job raising me (if I say so myself), she peacefully rests in heaven knowing she has raised a woman of magnitude, intellect and grace.
I am crazy about Arts especially Dramatic Arts. The script is my King, stage is my Thrown, and I will forever reign in the entertainment world. I am an actress. I act every day of my working life. I draw a very clearer line between my profession and my personal life. In my personal life I do not act I’m as real as they come. I am a passionate and self-motivated Diva. My mind is my greatest possession. I sometimes trip over my thoughts as my mind builds castles over split seconds.
I just love life, holistically!
Genetically I come from a chubby family. So in my comfort zone, home, its normal to have extra curves. On the hand there is society who has found its own definition of normal and perfect body type and size. I Ngqayizivele has chosen to redefine NORMAL to COMFOTABLE! A perfect body type and size is that which the owner is comfortable in. being big is beautiful love thy self but don’t be naïve about the health hazards involved. I just don’t believe that one should be living their lives proving to society how confident, happy and able you are big as you may be. The primary key is to just be comfortable in your own body and skin and the rest shall follow.
This photo shoot was the best thing I have ever done for myself. The focal point being on me was the highlight. This shoot made me capitalise and indulge on the beauty I possess but always look pass. I felt so beautiful Charmain brought out the A game in me. Thank you very to much Ms Carrol. her talent was contagious. I felt like a super model. Please don’t quote me but I see a career merging from this successful shoot. Every woman deserves this kind of experience it did so much for my Mojo
Images Taken at Kwamashu G-section, Durban
clothing by Model