Angela Kelsey

Tell the Story

Rihanna: “I got very embarrassed, humiliated, angry.”

Filed in Current Affairs :: November 9, 2009

You can watch the first part of Rihanna's interview with Diane Sawyer here.

Diane Sawyer: Why be ashamed?  Why should you be ashamed?

Rihanna: I fell in love with that person.  That's embarrassing . . . that that's the type of person that I fell in love with, so far in love, so unconditional that I went back.  It's humiliating to see your face like that, it's humiliating to say that this happened, to accept that."

I applaud Rihanna for this interview.  Cynics say that she is only talking as part of promoting her record, but regardless of her motives, which are no doubt complex,  her speaking out will help women to feel less shame, or at least to examine their own shame.

When we tell our true stories, lives change.