Megan Thee Stallion Stands in Her Power
Recently Meagan Pete, also known as Megan Thee Stallion, sat down with Elle magazine. The artist tipped her cup, pouring out her soul in this intimate session. Meg was fully transparent in her rationale for the interview at this place and time. She did it to heal, put some things in perspective, and finally put it behind her.
As Meg pointedly notes, she is not her trauma. “For the sake of her mental health, she has no plans to keep reliving the most traumatic experience of her life. She’s choosing to change the narrative.”
Megan Thee Stallion Talks Lessons From Childhood
Megan began the conversation by recalling her childhood. She spoke of growing up believing others’ intentions were pure. While that seems like something one is taught, it’s not. Having too big of a heart is a byproduct of character. Wanting to seek out the best in others was innate to Meg’s character.
But Megan’s parents made attempts to stand as a buffer, trying to instill in her the necessity for discernment and protecting her heart. But as with most empathic souls, her nature overrode her senses and any lessons others attempted to impart.
As Meg’s life progressed, as with many others, she struggled to understand the gap between her pure heart and others’ intentions. But life can cement lessons we don’t quite grasp. As she aptly relayed,
“Over the years, she realized certain people didn’t need a logical reason to be hateful or mean, but because of her sympathetic side, still she wanted to give others the benefit of the doubt.”
Fundamentally this would equate to perpetual hurt.
Chickens Come Home To Roost
According to Megan Thee Stallion, her altercation with Tory Lanez and the experiences that followed finally drove home the lessons. “Unfortunately, it took until this devastating experience to fully grasp the magnitude of my parents’ message back then,” Megan said.
Like many, Meg’s trajectory culminated in suffering the disgrace of public opinion and scrutiny. Unfortunately, the artist was also under undue pressure from unexpected sources. Sadly, her victimization did not end with the wound she sustained. That was only the beginning.
Megan Talks Spiraling Down
According to the artist, during the time when she was down was when most unbelievably, many began to turn on her. It’s a narrative that is all too common.
Meg went on to say, “Even some of her peers in the music industry piled on with memes, jokes, and sneak disses. They were completely ignoring that she could have lost her life. Rather than condemning any form of violence against a woman, these individuals attempted to justify her attacker’s actions.” That depth of pain is often challenging to bounce back from.
Tracks Of Her Tears
Megan admits that many were unaware of the depth of her pain. Simply because she wore a smile and continued to pour herself into her work, somehow, that was synonymous with healing. As many are intimately familiar, that is hardly ever the case.
Smokey Robinson summed this beautifully in his masterwork “Tracks of My Tears.” If people would take the time to look a little bit closer, they could see the tracks left by the hurt and pain. Not even the brightest smile can hide such.
Megan Talks Getting Back Up
But through all the pain and depths of depression, Megan held it together as best she could. The artist stood firm in her truth despite many turning a deaf ear and forcing their eyes shut. Meg even spoke about the feeling when hearing the verdict passed down against Lanez.
“It was a victory for every woman who been shamed, dismissed, and blamed for a violent crime committed against them.”
Recovery Is A Beast
Megan admits that she has been in a recovery stage. She’s been putting in the work to heal. And healing is a process. But now that she is taking her journey to self-healing, she is in a better place. However, better doesn’t mean that the pain doesn’t linger. It means it hurts a lot less.
“But that’s the process of healing,” Megan notes. “It’s an ongoing process with moments of fear and uncertainty mixed in with blissful realization.” It’s what one must go through on the road to becoming. It makes you stronger and more resilient.
Always A Light
Megan Thee Stallion’s interview was a moving piece. Each word was like a fragment of her soul. Although some shards were sharp, they cut in the right places. They cut in the areas that let the light in so that many others who read her narrative can also begin to heal.
And It is with hope Meg can get the peace she deserves with this cleansing, and finally, this will be laid to rest. Above all, she deserves the space to heal. But we honor her for carving out a little time to uplift others in her healing process.
Written by Renae Richardson
Edited by Nikita Serdiuk
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