The first meeting is between Chantel and Laura. Chani called Laura after Jackie told Chani NOT to talk to Laura. Typical daughter move. Chani was very honest with how she felt her mother raised her and Ta’kari. At first Laura was thinking this would be a chance to get dirt on Jackie, but she got a whole lot more.
Reality TV actually being real.
Sht just got real.
My diagnosis is that Jackie is a full-blown narcissist Everything revolves around Jackie’s world and how everything effects Jackie. Including the size and color of her daughters. Jackie would make an 8 year old Chani time Ta’kari while she ran on a treadmill… and Ta’kari was 12. There was talk of the darkness of skin, the size of lips, and overall being overweight. (Granted, I’m white… but in my family it was always the goal to be the darkest… I was oft mocked for being the “indoorsy” type because I would get so pale. And it’s not that I’m anti-outdoors… it’s more that I’m a little bit lazy.)
Chani doesn’t think Jackie cares about them at all except to keep them from using social media to bash her. She tells a story about Ta’kari being homeless for 3 months while her mom lived in a mansion. Yeah, that’s pretty bad. But I might prefer living in a box than with Jackie.
Additionally, Chani confirms Jackie’s narcissism when she talks about how any time she tried to get close to her dad, Doug, her mom would horn in and make sure they didn’t have time to bond. Doug should have put his foot down, but I guess he does what he does for a reason.
At a yogurt shop, we have Brooke, Malaysia and Laura to catch up about Seattle. Malaysia thought that they were going up there to meet Jackie’s family, but that they didn’t meet anyone. Laura said it’s because Jackie has something to hide. She continues to relay some conversation they had with Jackie about her older daughter being too big and too dark skinned; to which Brooke takes offense as she is a dark skinned woman. Malaysia kind of confirms this with her blank stare. Laura feels like Brooke is getting it. (She’s not).
Is this place for ‘real’? Or a land in Malaysia’s Skittle mind?
Mmmm… this is ‘real’ good.
Why do I feel ‘real’ nekid?
No prob. I’m totes ‘real’ nekid too.
Malaysia brings up her 80s themed skate birthday party for the first of many times.
Jackie is sitting at a bar looking hideously bizarre. She is meeting Brooke to try to make nice. They do. The both apologize. Brooke claims she was blacked out. (Wow!) and Jackie says her hair hurt for a week anytime Doug would “pat her”. (Wow!)