Lynda Nyangweso is one of the mmost famous radio personalities in Kenya and currently works with Kiss 100.
The celebrated media personality has opened up about cyberbullied on numerous occassions, notable one being less than a month ago.
Lynda shared a photo of herself with her hubby and daughter while on holiday in Mombasa wearing a swimsuit and what followed is something she never expected.
Countless trolls reshared a her photo while making mean comments about her body. While narrating about her cyberbullying exxperience through a BBC Africa interview, Lynda said;
“I posted this picture because we were happy, we were having fun on vacation, a regular family on vacation… afterwards, I saw that people expected me to wear, I don’t know, garbage bags.”
Ther mother of one said she’s lukcy to have a suppotive hubby who is always there for her;
“My husband is the most amazing person because he’s the blindest to a lot of these things. I thank him for that. But I must say this time round what got me was people DMing him and telling him really mean things.”
Lynda went on to add;
“The meanest comment I have come across was about my child, that I have no right to have a child because of how I look. When I was young I have always struggled with my weight I could not eat in public because people stared at me when I ate so I started eating in the toilet, which is ridiculous.”
The sad thing with all this is the fact that the renowned radio personality contemplated committing suicide because of being cyberbullying.
“I was set like I’m gonna kill myself, this is how it’s gonna happen and the only reason I didn’t go through with the suicide was because I worried my mom won’t find a coffin that would fit me. It’s ridiculous it sad…makes my voice shake because I hope one day no girl will ever do that. My sadness is for other girls who’re going through this. And now with the internet, it makes it worse,’ said a teary Lynda.”
She advised her followers not to entertain negativity, and if need be develop a thick skin for online trolls.
“When it comes to social media, stop following people who make you feel bad about yourself. Even if they do a function without you knowing it…stop following them and protect your peace.”
Lynda Nyangweso’s story has touched many, here are some reactions.
kalekyemumo – I am so so proud of you. We must keep this conversation going if just but for other girls.
Tony Gachoka – Linda Nyangweso ???????? People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centred. Love them anyway. Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway. Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you have anyway.
victoria_rubadiri – Your vulnerability is someone’s healing balm. Keep inspiring!!!????????????????????????????????
cravingyellow – Your light is sooo BRIGHT! Thanks for speaking up so courageously and candidly.????????????????????????????????
mnkatha – I loved your voice from when I was in high school in 2008 and in my head, you were beautiful and now I’ve seen you for the first time, it’s a fact
melissadeblok – I love this so much. Also, I did not ask to cry while browsing insta! ???????????? Thank you for being so vulnerable – it’s so helpful for all of us watching, in various ways. Also: thank you for choosing kindness. ❤️ You are so wonderful and beautiful.