Nature Inger: Passion driven  

SHARE   |   Wednesday, 05 July 2017   |   By Ontametse Sugar
Nature Inger; Passion driven Nature Inger; Passion driven

Nature Inger is driven by the passion of making a difference in this world. As a model, she is very vocal about the issues of the girl-child. Inger hates defining herself because she believes that people are ever changing and ever growing so she always tries not to put anyone or even herself in a box. She works as a digital marketer and social media manager and she is currently signed to two models agencies outside Botswana. “I feel blessed to be able to work as a model but I am also pursuing other dreams such as social activism, acting, writing, and being a creative art director,” she says. She comes from a very modest and humble family, which has helped in keeping her grounded. She has always been a complete dreamer as a little girl, spending most of her time as a little girl in her home village in Oodi eating morula and moretlwa, learning how to drive a donkey cart, playing barefooted and just being a carefree child. 

Inger has had her fair share of challenges. Being someone who looks like a white person, Inger has endured racism with people judging her based on her colour thinking that she does not belong with them. “I have been through depression, loss of loved ones and more,” she says. The great thing that she has dealt with in the process is learning how to deal with and accept loss because that has given her an appreciation for life and inspired her to pursue one of the most important things to her which is mindfulness and living in the present. Her passion for the arts is for all to see, in particular performing arts, literature or writing. As a model fitness and health means everything to her.  Inger feels people should take their mental health into consideration as much as they do with other forms of health and wellness. She points to growing depression and other mental illness cases and feels there is need to address those. She works out regularly, and always eat balanced diet. She meditates and practices mindfulness by surrounding herself with people who inspire her and whom she admires. She loves the adrenaline rush arising from working out. Her personal trainer Kweku Bortsie makes the job even easier for her by making each and every session new, challenging and fun. 

In terms of style and fashion, Inger wears whatever comfortable in depending on her mood. “I can plan a gorgeous cocktail dress and heels for a night and then on other nights I can decide I want to wear baggy jeans and a sweater instead,” she says. Fashion is a form of expression but as for her it is not something that she wants to take seriously. She wants it to be fun, comfortable and is free to switch whenever she feels like it. There are times when she is not keen on make-up. She is not too caught up in being unique because she sees so much of herself in other people.   When she is not working she loves watching films, writing, reading, cooking and baking, spending time with family and her best friend. After what she dubs a very difficult breakup, she says now she feels fresh and renewed. She enjoys getting back into the motions of dating and getting to know someone who she recently met. There isn’t one specific thing that she wants to be remembered with, all that she aspires for is to make a positive difference no matter how small it can be. “I hope people remember me as someone who tried to spread a little love and happiness.” Recently she was among those at the forefront of condemning the assault of a young woman at the bus rank. “We are women and we have breasts, hips and thighs and vaginas, how dare you blame us for the way you sexualise our bodies,” she protests.