I pity the spouses of travelers; their lives are so mundane, and I’d never clean all day if it weren’t for the fact that my husband pays for everything.
Female travelers are expected to adhere to tight guidelines, spending their days cooking, cleaning, and raising large families.
Nikia Marshall, 22, a Romany gypsy who married into the community, says it’s a “boring” life and abandoned being a housewife six months after marrying Michael, a 38-year-old Romany gypsy.
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The outspoken businesswoman, who now sells cosmetics and clothing, used to work as a glamour model and says she doesn’t care if it’s considered “shameful” by others.
I Married A Traveller, an exclusive six-part YouTube series with Fabulous, has the pair sharing what it’s like to bring their two worlds together.
“I do not follow a standard traveller’s housewife duty of life, that is not me,” Nikia tells Fabulous. Every day, I don’t have time to tidy.
“I yell at Michael and tell him what’s going on. He has to cook and clean with me, I work as much as he does, and we live a 50/50 lifestyle.
“When we initially met, I lived like a regular traveling woman, but I immediately realized that I would have been bored.”
“I pity the women who have to live such life; may God bless them. How can cooking, cleaning a trailer, and having children be your sole goals in life? It’s completely absurd.
“Women were created for something more. We have brains, and we’re usually smarter than men. I believe that women should live complete lives rather than sit around and say, “I’ve had ten kids, so I’m happy now.”
“That wouldn’t make me happy; it would depress me.” I’d be thinking to myself, “I’ve had all these kids, I’ve always relied on a man, what am I doing?” “ I’d leave Michael if I had to stay at home and clean all day and wasn’t allowed to do anything else with my life. That isn’t the life for me.” EXCLUSIVELY ON FABULOUS’ YOUTUBE CHANNEL, WATCH THE FOURTH EPISODE OF I MARRIED A TRAVELLER. The gender dynamic is more… when it comes to Michael’s function in the house. Brinkwire News in a Nutshell