Letsego Zulu and daughter. (Photo: Letshego Zulu Instagram)
Johannesburg - While glitz and glamour may be all we see when taking a first glance at celebrities, their everyday stories are a constant reminder of them also being human.
Taking to Instagram to share some of their struggles with death, insecurities and dealing with life’s difficulties – Letshego Zulu, Gail Mabalane and Celeste Ntuli recently participated in the hashtag #thegramsham that saw many people share their stories of abuse, loss, depression and unemployment.
“#thegramsham This picture was taken November 2016 at my cousins wedding. A joyous day. It was also the 1 day I fought tears the hardest and failed dismally (you can see it on my face). I truly should have been front and centre celebrating my Big Sisters special day. I struggled to sit through the church service. Struggled to dance in the street as we do at weddings. When the MC was running late, she asked me to step in and the thought of that broke me completely and I fell apart. Why? My heart was raw and naturally I was thinking of my Hubby who passed a mere 4 months prior. Yes, you see me smiling. Yes, you see me laughing. Yes, I look like "everything is alright". Truth? The heart bleeds and the tears flow,” she wrote before giving advice.
Although many people may envy her life and beauty, Gail Mabalane admitted that she has had to work on her issues with insecurities.
“ #thegramsham The truth is ... what you don’t see in this pic is ... The insecurity. It’s sounds small, but it’s something that affects most areas of our lives. I’ve spent a lot of time learning to deal with insecurity (especially since I’ve been in my industry). Wondering...am I enough? ... I’m slowly learning that I DON’T need to fit in...in fact, learning that the plan was never for me to fit in at all. The older I’ve gotten, the more secure I’ve become...& the closer I get to God, the more secure I’ve become in who I am in Him” she shared.
Comedienne and actress, Celeste Ntuli also joined the conversation and revealed the struggles she faces as a black woman.