Marriage And Kids Are Not My Crowning Glory – Kemi Adetiba

Filmmaker Kemi Adetiba, will not be put down by societal pressure as she has made this known via her post on IG.

The beautiful Kemi, shared a video of Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross, penning a lengthy post as to being a woman and society’s continuous put down of those, who are not married or have kids.

Kemi stated that, although she is yet to be married or have kids, he would love to and if that doesn’t happen, doesn’t mean anyone should look down on her or her achievement.

Before the “miss the point” folks start running rogue in my comment section, Tracee Ellis Ross has never once said she never wants to be married or have children. What she is saying however, is that because she currently has neither, some people choose to invalidate all of her personal achievements and growth. Their line of reasoning is her life is yet to have TRUE meaning until a husband and child punctuate her entire existence.

This struck a chord as I get this all the time. I will be 38 in just over a month and a half, and while I would LOVE to be married (to my God-chosen companion, and best friend) and have child(ren), I am very comfortable with the knowledge that my life is just as valid, and beautiful, and happy, and successful, if for some reason that never comes to pass. Marriage and kids is not my “crowning glory”… It’s another BEAUTIFUL step in life I would love to take. I’d also love to make (and keep) a billion dollars in my lifetime, but I won’t be any less of a woman or Kemi Adetiba if that didn’t come to pass either.
No… I’m not comparing the two. I’m just highlighting it doesn’t diminish a (Wo)man’s -Kemi Adetiba’s – worth if it never happens.
Hello… Good morning ☺️ Have a great Tuesday.


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