Kenyan actress Nini Wacera got candid with Parents Magazine in their October issue about her life.
Nini graced the cover of Parents where she spoke about her career, being in the limelight and parenthood, plus mental health
Nini opened up about procuring an abortion at the age of 19, a decision that she has struggled to come to terms with. She termed it as ripping to the core.
Nini reflected how as a teen she was torn between a decision to keep the pregnancy but at the same time not being in a position to be a parent at 19.
“I feel like it's one experience in my life that ripped me to the core of my soul because it was traumatic.
That abortion took like the whole day. After all, you’re the loose girl who had sex with your boyfriend and got pregnant.”
On her Instagram, the Country Queen actress continued about her struggles saying;
"My story, like most, isn't pretty and it was through determined effort, holding on to an idea and trusting God (sometimes losing faith) that I made it here."
The teen pregnancy and thoughts surrounding her fate led her to attempt suicide.
She passionately asked that more be done for mental health matters in Kenya.
Nini is a mum to one.
The actress also shared videos with her now grown daughter who is now 21 years old. Nini opened up about the mother daughter relationship saying;
"I feel like my success as a parent comes when I see her happy, and she's made good decisions for herself.
It's a miracle just seeing this person I carried in my belly now grown up; deciding and doing and functioning; that is what success is for me as a parent."
It is also Breast cancer awareness month, and Nini shared her thoughts about the topic.
"There's also great information about Breast Cancer awareness, taking the necessary steps to get screened early and how to keep your boobies healthy.
The most important, thing is the value of a support system through all life's challenges...this can't be over-emphasized."