Kenya Moore Pens Memoir, Opens Up About Being Abandoned By Mom

January 13, 2016  |  

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Kenya Moore is facing her troubled past with her new memoir, Invisible. According to the reality star, she started the project years ago but never found the courage to complete it. Specifically, the book explores Moore’s estranged relationship with her mother, who abandoned her during her childhood.

Monday, Moore took to Instagram to announce that she would be sharing the first forty pages of her book with fans.

“I AM NOT INVISIBLE. It’s hard to express how I really feel sometimes so I write. I started my memoir years ago but found it difficult to complete,” she wrote. “As a thank you for all your love and support from my difficult and often painful journey with my family I want to share the first chapters with my loyal fans and friends. Thank you for your compassion, kindness, and love.”

In one chapter, the former pageant queen recalls being completely ignored by her mother and even being told not to call her “mom.”

I was trembling. I held my breath. I listened. There it was again, the sweet melodic quality of her voice. It was mild and soothing. When she spoke, she did not yell or scream. Instead, she released the words in a steady, easy manner. “I am not your mother. You can never call me your mother and you can’t come over here anymore.” A burning sensation started in the pit of my stomach, rose to my throat and pushed up until it burst out of my dreamy eyes as tears. These same dreamy eyes that always looked up to her in adoration now wept. They wept for the dreams that would never come to fruition. All I remember was that burn and the hot tears on my cheeks.

It’s unclear whether or not Moore has plans to finish the book, but it’s probably the perfect time considering that she attempted to confront her mother during Sunday night’s episode of “Real Housewives of Atlanta.” It’s obvious that Kenya still struggles with mommy issues, but hopefully, the possibility of revisiting this book paired with confronting her mom will place her on the path to healing.

Read the first 40 pages of Kenya’s memoir here.

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