Comedian Auntie Jemimah recently shared her thoughts on why she feels no pressure to get married, citing personal freedom as one of the main reasons.
In an interview with Cate Rira on the POV podcast, she spoke openly about her views on marriage and how it can hinder her personal growth and aspirations.
With so many personal goals and dreams yet to come true, Aunt Jemima thinks getting married could set her back on the road to achieving them.
“I’m not afraid of marriage. But there are some things I need to do before I decide whether I want it or not. If I don’t make it, great. I’m open to that possibility.
Auntie Jemima went on to explain that the experience of her previous relationships contributed greatly to her decision not to marry.
After enjoying living independently for a long time, she finds it difficult to get used to the idea of sharing her life with someone else. Even making adjustments to afford her nanny was a big change for her.
One of the main factors influencing Aunt Jemima’s attitude is her strong desire for freedom and the freedom to make decisions without feeling forced.
She emphasized, “I want to live when I want and make the decisions I want without being ashamed.
For her, the ability to follow her own path and follow her dreams without judgment is important.
Aunty Jemima has expressed her satisfaction at raising her daughter alone and thinks that for women, getting married before reaching personal milestones can slow down their development.
She said, “I strongly believe that if a woman marries before she accomplishes certain things, it can and probably will hinder her progress.”