Her Parents Wanted Her To Marry Someone Who’d Take Good Care Of Her, So She Married Herself


Lulu Jemimah got accepted to the University of Oxford in England last 2017 under the two-year Master in Creative Writing program. Jemimah shared on her Go Fund Me page last Oct. 1 that she applied to three universities in the United Kingdom because there is no university in Uganda that offers creative writing at graduate level.

In what seemed like an impossible turn, Jemimah shared that she got accepted at Oxford, a reality that she still finds hard to believe until today. Despite this remarkable feat, however, Jemimah said that people would still often ask her what her plan is.

“When I plan to get married, have children and start a family,” she wrote. “They can’t imagine that what keeps me up at night is not the fear of never walking down the aisle.”

Jemimah shared that her father had already written her wedding speech when she was just 16. Her mother, meanwhile, often prays for her to find a good husband.

“I decided to put them all at ease,” Jemimah explained. “I got married on my 32nd birthday to the one person I am certain will take care of me.”