Ep. 24 Nancy Jo, Your Bias is Showing


In this episode I’m owning my story. Last week over Twitter I (half jokingly) invited Nancy Jo onto the podcast. Well… not only did she decline the invitation, but we got into it over Instagram DMs.  And let me tell you, shade was thrown guys!  


Our interaction really got me thinking about how much I’ve changed over the past 10 years. So I want to talk about that while throwing just the right amount of shade at Nancy Jo because hey, I’m only human. I’m sharing some backstory about my experience with Nancy Jo then and now, and how I’ve dropped my shame and reclaimed my story. 

Honey, I am the Meme

About 10 years ago, I did an interview with Nancy for Vanity Fair.  It was supposed to be an exposé about my life, but became a total train wreck article, as you could tell by my “iconic” meltdown on Pretty Wild.  Now, I was no Mother Teresa back then, but I didn’t deserve the misrepresentation and treatment that resulted from the article.  Nancy claims to be a feminist, but the way she wrote about me causes me to question that. I was so upset about the way she described me, “runway walking into court wearing 6-inch Louboutins,” when if you know the meme at all, I was clearly wearing little brown Bebe kitten heels.  That voicemail scene used to haunt me. I was so full of shame.

We need to keep our bias out of honest reporting.  

If a man had committed the same burglary and walked into court, you wouldn’t describe his slicked hair and his leather jacket.  You wouldn’t comment on how “hot” he looked. We are a culture that is still so misogynistic, which is a huge problem for the way women are representation in the media.  

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I am not blaming Nancy Jo.  I just wanted to have an open dialogue about honest reporting and journalism.  Despite Nancy’s claim that I haven’t gotten over the situation, I completely have.  In fact, I find that meme hilarious now! I’m going to continue to promote it, and use it as part of my story.  This has nothing to do with Nancy Jo, and everything to do with me dropping my shame.  


It’s possible to evolve, it’s possible to own your story, and its possible to shine after tragedy, turmoil, and trauma.