Yvonne Orji – “The Wait is Sexy”

Yvonne Orji is a Nigerian Actress, she was born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria and grew up in Maryland. As a child, she had a dream to be a stand- up comedian,  but coming from a strong Nigerian background she put her dreams on hold until after receiving her Master’s degree in public health from George Washington University. She then moved to New York and pursued a career in comedy, and as they say, the rest is history. Yvonne is now a comedian, actress, writer, and the founder and owner of Rock Your Stance apparel.


Now, you may just know her as Molly from Issa Rae’s  hit series Insecure on HBO and if you’ve watched the show and are familiar with her character’s promiscuity after I make this next statement two things are going to occur;  either you’re going to understand that acting really is just acting or it might be a little hard for you to grasp your mind around it, but here it goes… Yvonne Orji is 33 years old and Abstinent. Yep, that’s right the same lady that plays molly is a virgin. I first found this out back in December when I saw her interview on the breakfast club:

Yvonne Most recently shared her journey and received a lot of praise when she hosted her very own Ted Talk in March. She cleared up common misconceptions about being a virgin or practicing the wait and kept it so authentic with her personality. So, I’m sure she left those that attended and all of those that streamed or watched with a lot of helpful gems whether they were waiting or not.

Her 5 Key Points That you can wait for in a relationship (other than sex) were:

The person who sees you for you … and loves you regardless

Wait on the one who sees value in what you value

Wait on purpose and not in fear

Wait on the one that makes you a priority

Wait on the one who meets your standards

Yvonne is authentically herself, funny, relatable, pure, and not pushy; all key elements of being a great advocate and role model,  and being that I myself am 21 and abstinent she is definitely a person I am looking up to as a woman. You Go Girl !

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Rachel is a 21 year old Management Major at Prairie View A&M University and aspires to one day own her own event planning company. Rachel has a passion for community involvement and uses blogging as an outlet to voice her opinions and inform the public about topics pertaining to religion, relationships, health, beauty, fitness, music, and other "trending topics" from an open and relatable perspective. She just recently started her own website called "Don't Forget The A", a blog and a brand that encourages individuality, confidence and healthy living as well as focusing on the importance of living to make a difference through giving back and leaving a legacy. She plans to earn her Masters in Public Administration to help her advance her career in community engagement and event planning.

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