On The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Kenya Moore flew to Detroit for a family reunion. Unfortunately, that family didn’t include her estranged mother. In the last couple of weeks, we found out more about Kenya’s troubled history with her father, but it’s her mother’s neglect that seems to hit her the hardest. In Kenya’s blog, her pain is almost palpable.
“I couldn’t help to remember the countless times I’ve tried knocking on her door both literally and figuratively. The many times that little girl begged to be my mother’s friend or even just acknowledge that I was even alive. I begged that she would stop treating me as if I was invisible. Every attempt ended in her laughing in my face or cruelties to try to break my young spirit.”
Kenya claims that reaching out to her mother wasn’t about camera time.
“This had nothing to do with cameras; I approached her without cameras my entire life. I also asked the cameras to stay behind. This was really my only moment that I felt was different, because this time I had the support of my father that has known my pain all too well.”
Her aunt has always been a source of support, but this time, Aunt Lori didn’t have Kenya’s back.
“I believe my Aunt is torn between her sister and her family and me. I don’t envy her position, but having said that, I was shocked she left as she has always shown me the most compassion. I believe she did what she thought she should do to stay neutral. But in that, she clearly took a side, which is what my mother’s family has always done by turning their heads when I was being abused in front of them.”
Now, Kenya’s deepest wish is to have a family of her own.
“I have often regretted exposing myself the way I have, especially with my love life. It left me susceptible to mockery, false rumors, and ridicule (such as I can’t get a man). With that said, I’ve learned the men I’ve dated aren’t the issue — I am the issue.”
Through counseling, she is trying to make better choices.
“…I knew it was time to dig deeper into my past. As such, that meant exploring my primary relationships and how they are connected to my romantic relationships. I needed to heal from the inside out, and realized I need my family to do so.”
She seems resolved to move on and put the past behind her.
“I don’t want anyone to feel sorry for me, because I am the woman I am today because of my mother. I am grateful to have the love of my family that have always been there for me and the newfound relationship I have with my Dad.”
What do you think? Is Kenya ready for a healthy relationship? Do you think she can move on from that kind of tragedy?