A young mum, wanting to give hope to others after being shunned by her family for having a baby at 17, has created a song to inspire young, single mothers.
Sandra Kabodi of Hinckley lives alone with her three-year-old son. Now 19-years-old, she wants to help others by sharing her experiences through music.
Her Fixers project highlights life as a young, single mum and how it is possible to go onto achieve positive things after childbirth.
Sandra has used her singer/songwriter skills to produce a track, which tells her story with the aim to offer others a solution musically.
Speaking about her project, she says: ‘I feel that becoming a young, single mum should not automatically be seen as a problem.
‘I want others to stop thinking so negatively about their future. I’m hoping to use my own experience, confidence and courage to empower young, single mothers to think positively, so that they will strive to provide a better life for their children.’
Sandra believes it’s important to recognise that some young women make a positive choice to become pregnant and have a child, and that many find pregnancy and motherhood as rewarding an experience as older mothers do.
Sandra doesn’t want to advocate having children at a young age, but suggests younger mothers like herself are able to keep up with their children.
She is delighted that she’s able to run around and play with her son at the most important stages of his life.
She feels likely to build a strong friendship with her son, because there won’t be such a huge age gap between them.
‘I hope that young mums will start thinking more positively about their future rather than dwelling on the past,' she explains.
‘You can’t change what’s happened in the past, but you can change your future.’
To listen to Sandra's song 'Moving On', click here.