Women Now
What does it mean to be a mum who prioritises her wellbeing, happiness and career above family and kids? For Priscillia, being a mother essentially helped her win the title of Mrs Planet World in 2018 and she's got her strong support system to thank
 
Priscillia Tan is the Director of coal trading and mother of two.

 

Photo: Raymond Lee / Capsule Productions

Priscillia Tan's grace has earned her the titles of Mrs Singapore (2018) and Mrs Planet World (2018). And the humble mother attributes her success to her family. She cites her husband as her strongest support system and is grateful for the me-time she gets because of the way they work as a couple. She's a strong believer in being a #mefirstmum and here's what she has to say. 

 

Why is being #mefirst important to you?

There’s this saying that we cannot pour from an empty cup. Taking care of myself before I can take care of others is important to me. Mothers seem to be designed to sacrifice themselves for the sake of their children and their family, and I believe that the family deserves the best version of their mother. What I’m trying to say is that we have to love ourselves first so that we can love others better.

 

What do you need to be a #mefirstmum?

Support from the people around me. Ever since I became a mother, the idea of having private time seemed almost impossible. Which is why I told myself I’d have to carve out my own me time.

 

How do you feel when you're judged for your actions?

I’m a mother. I’m human. I feel that as long I’m raising my children to be kind, happy and healthy, I’m going down the right path.

VIDEOGRAPHY: Alicia Chong
STYLING: Bryan Goh 
HAIR & MAKEUP: Rina

ALSO READ: #MEFIRSTMUMS: JASMINE GAN IS ALL FOR MUMMY TRIBES AND MUTUAL SUPPORT BETWEEN WORKING MOTHERS

Loading...