Polygamy, the practice of having more than one spouse, is usually something associated with white people. However the practice isn’t just for them because anyone can do it. Including Black people, yes Black people.
Demitri and Ashley Snowden are a Black couple off the TLC show Seeking Sister Wife who are in search of another wife to add to their family. Many have asked how they do it and even wondered if it’s legal?
“For us we don’t subscribe to state recognized marriage. We’re in love with each other,” explained Demitri. “We don’t need the state to recognize that.”
How does a relationship like this work? “I think it’s about first of all making sure you have compatible people in the union,” explained Demitri. “If you don’t have the right people in the relationship, the relationship is doomed.”
Ashley chimed in to explain the benefits of having another sister-wife in the family. “For me it’s all about sisterhood and building and working together,” she explained. “I feel like when women come together we are creative.”
Catch Seeking Sister Wife on TLC Sundays at 10/9 central.
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Inside Her Story: Black People Have Sister Wives Too? was originally published on blackamericaweb.com