By Jamila Cross, email@example.com
Onika Marie Brereton is insatiable about her passion for running, fitness and motherhood, and has a mentality and focus that is bar none. She chuckles, “I never get ready; I stay ready. I became a single mom four years ago after my husband’s passing, and I learnt some hard lessons about the importance of having my own deep personal sense of identity.”
Onika feels that far too often women get trapped into the roles society presents for them after they become mothers, sometimes seeing themselves as extensions—somebody’s mother, partner, caregiver. Women often lose themselves in these trappings, and sometimes forget their passions and purpose.