The recent behavior of my sister and fellow content creator Mona Symone has saddened me. It is extremely unfortunate when women of color have unresolved misunderstandings. Miscommunication that can easily be ironed out if both parties listen to understand instead of attempting to undermine.
When it comes to mental health issues, black women are more likely to experience them due to lower income, poor health, multiple role strain, and the “double minority status” of race and gender. In Mona Symone’s case she has Asperger’s Disease & Suicide Ideation. I did not know anything about the mental disorder until she explained it to me. It affects her ability to effectively socialize and communicate. She gets confused and overwhelmed easily. While extremely intellectual in most areas Mona however, is greatly challenged in the emotional intelligence department. Others have used her slight form of Autism against her prompting her to second guess, get confused and over process information. When frustrated because of this Mona will lash out in ways that are unhealthy.
I’m not going to use any of my platforms to expose her past or present. Nor will I spread lies or express all of my personal thoughts concerning her. It’s unnecessary.
I am displeased with her recent behavior but it’s nothing for me to have a huge tantrum over. I’m an adult and want to handle her poor decisions with a level of maturity grace and class. I will not stoop to low frequencies just to address her. This is just a misunderstanding.
She has decided to use YouTube.com maliciously by sharing our private text messages. Though I am not ashamed of our correspondence after her negative behavior I still believe that the messages should have stayed private. Before she released our text messages she hosted a livestream called “Let’s Discuss The Soncerae Interview” where she was supposedly allowing others to comment on a Premiere shared minutes earlier of her and I discussing an interview Tommy Sotomayor did with my son’s Father & his ex wife. During her impromptu livestream she allowed trolls and people who have literally stalked me for years to call in, disrespect me and spread more vicious lies. They did not address the interview at all. It surprised me that she’d use her platform in such a manner. She could have at least gave me a heads up so I could call in and defend myself. I tried calling but she didn’t answer so I texted. After confronting her she made accusations and spoke disrespectfully to me. In response I wished her the best in her future endeavors and removed any promotional material of hers from all of my social media platforms.
Last year Mona was severely chastised on YouTube by hundreds of content creators and lost thousands of subscribers when she was found to have faked her death and staged a botched suicide. Her wife was said to have falsely announced her death on Mona’s community tab, April Fools Day. During this time she also began feuding with popular gossip Vlogger TashaK after Mona interviewed Rap Artist CardiB during her fued with Rap Artist Nicki Minaj. Other popular YouTubers have shared the same negative experience I have with Mona. Tampa, FL Rap Artist Khia viciously attacked her on TS Madison’s Channel during an episode of Queen’s Court. Other YouTubers such as Treecey & SweetMa4Life have also created videos addressing Mona’s disrespectful behavior towards them and others.
Because she lost so many subscribers and has low view count we decided to work together to improve both of our channels. We had plans to create a positive show for women of color where we discuss topics that can help improve their lives and #levelup.
Please listen to the audio below to hear more about the series of events and attached are our private text messages she released in part. Mona was warned that this type of thing would happen and people from both sides would contact us to encourage us to divide instead of work together to improve. She promised she wouldn’t respond nor be anxious to entertain drama and pick sides. Ultimately she did the very thing she said she wouldn’t.
Yesterday, after our last group of texts she joined another livestream on an obsessed troll’s channel and began discussing me negatively.