Siya, hi there…tell us a bit about yourself?
Hi, my name is Siyamthanda Gugulethu Stone, I’m a 25-year old actress and a single mom. I studied my undergrad at Rhodes University in Drama and Organisational Psychology, I graduated in 2016. Shortly after I worked at a production house for 6 months. I left because I wanted to be at home with my son for the first year of his life.
You are involved in the creative industry…
My passion for acting and entertaining lives deep in me, so I started my YouTube channel Siya Stone to slowly get me into the game, so far so good.
Stage or TV?
I have more experience on stage than TV.
What is happening in the industry right now…
I see a lot of growth, a lot of young fresh talent penetrating the market, which is so refreshing.
What’s the dream for you?
My dream is to be a part of the growth in edutainment, using acting and entertainment as a medium to teach.
From your YouTube channel write up, you seem to be a strong believer in positive thinking, listening to the world sending you in the right direction…
The more I write content for my channel the more I start to see that the channel is a reflection of my life, almost like my personal journal.
How old is your son?
1 year and 5 months.
What are the challenges you face as a single mom?
Being a single mom is a challenge, raising a child takes way more than one person to do. It can get quite difficult to keep your head up when things get tough in your personal life and you still have the responsibility to take care of the young one. It’s kind of difficult to not crumble inside at times.