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  • Hiiii I love u so much and I’m such a fan!! I love your new song it’s absolutely beautiful I cried so hard listening to it and you did such a beautiful job on it!
  • my dad is a drug addict. I never grew up around either of my parents. I was adopted by my aunt and uncle when I was 9 and we moved away to Texas. I still see my mom and dad when I visit jersey. but it always hurts the most to see my dad, to slowly see him turn into a completely different person. I know what he's like when he's sober and I love to see him healthy and happy. it rlly hit me hardest on my 16th birthday. I knew he had been sober a few months prior, so I was excited to see him. it would've been the first birthday he spent with me in 7 years. we talked all day leading up to my party and he said he kept reasuring me he was still coming. he eventually just stopped answering my calls and texts. he never showed up. he never replied to anything I sent him, until I came to visit again and saw him in person. I continue to see him everytime I visit, only because he lives with my grandma and that's where I stay. if it were up to me I wouldn't see him at all, unless he was sober.
  • My parents abandoned me when I was a kid, my mother’s mother adopted me after that. I met my father when I was about 17 years old. The lyrics of this song just runs through me, you’ve put words on the situation of so many. Im so thankful for that . Ive been listening to it everyday since its out, you’re healing people with this !!! ❤️
  • My parents are both technically in my life, but they don’t act the way parents should. My dad was so financially neglectful toward me. He put me through extreme poverty that was so bad we ended up living in motels and going through homelessness. I’m 24 and he still takes advantage of me financially and has broken all my trust. I always say if I wanted him to change, I’d be waiting for never. Both of my parents emotionally neglected me and gaslit me. My mom used to physically abuse me and blamed it on the stress my dad caused her. I’m deeply disappointed in them both as people. They can’t even accept me for who I am or respect the name I’ve been going by for 14 years. I recently spent 9 hours writing letters to them both detailing all of the trauma they caused me. It was incredibly liberating, but I know nothing will change the toxic people they are. Kenzie, your song was what this world needed. I’m tired of heartbreak songs. I want songs that address real trauma, and yours did that.
  • my dad lives abroad. i’ve met him a couple times, miss him a lot. but he’s not a nice person. i wish he was. but he doesn’t want anything to do with me. he had a heart attack recently and it’s made me sad that if/when he dies, i’ll never have known him. not that i want to know someone so selfish. i don’t want him in my life. but i wish he’d have changed & been a good father. bc it’d have been nice to have got to know him. but that won’t ever happen & i just have to accept that now🤍
  • My mom and dad got a divorce when I was 3. I would have to go with him every other weekend due to court related rules. When I would go with him, I would be around drugs, alcohol, and criminals. My step mom, at the time, would yell at me for everything even if I did nothing wrong. I know you’re not supposed to hate people, but she’s my exception. I’ve never had a stable male figure in my life. Because my dad left, my grandad was my father figure, my best friend. In 2015, he passed away from colon cancer and after, my mental health went spiraling. I had to go to counseling, and later developed high functioning anxiety, that I am now medicated for. Since I haven’t had a stable male figure in my life, it causes a lot of problems in my relationship with my boyfriend of 4 and a half years. Luckily, he’s understanding and patient with me. It’s not fair that I have trauma because of his mistakes.
  • I went to live at my dads when I was about 8 cause my mom had severe depression. I then took on the role of a motherly figure to my younger sister and basically the housewife of our household. My dad never really took care of me and still doesn‘t care about me. Never failing to tell and show me how I don’t deserve love from him. How I don’t just deserve basic needs. Making me feel very unworthy to this day which really affects my relationships with men. Now that I‘m an adult we have no contact at all and also…I hate that he‘s half of me…that line hit different, cause everytime I look in the mirror I see his face and I hate that.Thank you kenz for being so vulnerable with us! You deserve so much love🫶🏼
  • my biological dad never made me his first priority. ever. he missed out so much on my life and I’m pretty sure he doesn’t know anything about me. his mom passed away last year and ever since then he wants to grow a bond with me. as much as I want to I feel like I can’t because it’s to late. it’s awkward and it’s not the same as I was a little girl. he was never there so why be there now.
  • I understand exactly what your going through even when my dad is present he’s basically no help it makes me sad that I grew up without him it was been so many times we’re he was just dropped me and my brother off in the middle of the street I used to love him but I have realized how much of a manipulative person he is whenever I ask him for something I always get my hopes high and he never does it it always hurt my feelings but of course he didn’t care the only person he cares about is himself he never listens to anybody and he never thinks about how other people feel especially his own children I understand.
  • bawling my eyes out to anatomy. love u kenzie❤️
  • So relatable in many ways Kenzie. I am proud of you for this release, it’s such an amazing song!
  • Idk if this really relates but, 2 of my very bestfriends like the same boy that i like. I have liked this kid since 2nd grade and they both knew. I don’t wanna ruin our friendship just because of a guy but I like him so much. I have a really good friendship with him so I’m scared to confess bc it might ruin things and make stuff awkward. I’ll also be seen as a jerk by my whole friend group if I ever do confess bc the other 2 girls like him. Cons of being in a small school ig.
  • I just wish my dad could see the pain he caused and want to fix it
  • I was always a daddy’s girl. I had the best relationship with my dad. Up until I was 10, I was always daddy’s little princess. When i was 11, my ipad was connected to my dads icloud chain and whatever he searches up, it hands off to my ipad, and one day it took me to a dating site, and i automatically knew something was wrong. He would always just be in the study, playing games on his computer. I dismissed it for a while because it stopped taking me to the site. But a few months later, i would have my friend over ( this was during covid) i noticed his phoen buzzing a lot, and while my friend and i we’re charging our ipads, i checked it, and it took me to whatsapp and his messages with this woman who sent him pictures, and he would send her codes to gift cards. This absolutely broke me. I never saw him the same again. I started acting cold and not wanting to be around him as much. i was always scared to tell my mom, because i had this irrational fear of divorce 1/3
  • My biological father and I have no relationship at all. I was 6 when he yelled at me that I wasn’t his. I was 11 when he did the same to my brother. My older sister has the best relationship with him and keeps pushing. As I’ve gotten older and now am 21 I’ve had no contact with him in years. It hurts knowing that. Part of me wants a relationship with him but at the same time he’s caused me so much pain.
  • This song made me believe I am not alone, I went through similar things when my mam and dad got a divorce he moved out when I was 8. I am now 16 watching all my friends have the normal family I wish I could have it too.
  • My dad moved to another province when I was in my first year of uni and my brother was still in high school. I know he did it to escape a toxic job and to save money but it’s tough because I never see him anymore
  • my parents have been divorced since i was 6. witnessing the battles and being put in the middle put strains on my relationships with both of my parents. this song really spoke volumes to me about my mom. this last year has been really hard mentally because of her treatment towards me. i even went to the extent of hurting my body because of her. she never understands her behavior and claims i deserve it bc “i give it first”. thank you for releasing this song and giving me reason to move on. knowing other people struggle with similar things. love you kenz and everyone who is struggling on here, u are always loved and never forget it. regardless of how people treat u.
  • My adoption mother does not understand me at all. I feel like part of me loves her because I have to. She’s done so much for me, I feel like I can’t distance myself from her. I question all the time if she’ll be in my life when I have kids. I don’t want to cause a missing piece (similar to your father) with their grandmother but it’s rare that we see a situation the same way.
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  • I haven’t heard from my dad since I was 3, I’m turning 20 this year. This song hit home. Love you kenz!!! <3
  • ive been in love with the same dude for over two years now. he has a girlfriend and i get that making a move would be disrespectful and sooo mean so i didn't, i dont, and i wont. but its just so hard, he ignores me constantly but i knoooooow he used to have feeling for me, i just know it. and this behavior of ignoring me and kissing that girl right in my face every time he sees me is crazy, CRAZY. IM PISSED AND SAD AND CONFUSED AND ARGHHHHH
  • my sister and i share the same mother, but different fathers. both of them are named ed. my sister and i are a year and five days apart. i never really knew my father, and to this day, i don’t know anything other than his first name. my sister and i are a year and five days apart. when we were very young, our mother used to leave us alone in a room at our apartment, and counted on my sister to watch me while she was gone. keep in mind, that my sister was only really about a year and a half old, which made me on a couple months old. she would leave us alone for hours while she went out with random guys. when my sister turned 18, my mother contacted my mom now and asked if my sister wanted to meet up with her. she said no. but because of that, i was hoping she would do the same for me because i had so many questions. when i came of age, i waited and waited for a text from my mother. i never got one. i felt like shit. this song helps me cope and handle my struggles of not being understood
  • my dad has has been cheating on my mom since 2010. the year my sister was born. she found out in 2019. when she got in his phone & saw photos of random women in dating apps, instagram & random people on the street. he was mentally & sometimes physically abusive towards my mom. my sister was 10 & i was 13. because my parents are not very financially stable, my mom let him stay at our house. even though he had monthly outbursts and would start screaming at everyone. he’s unaware that he’s an alcoholic, refuses to believe us. he left us just recently to go be with other women and attend their needs instead of ours. he chose random women over his family. i feel bad for my mom because she feels so defeated and i know she doesn’t feel like she’s enough. but she’s more than enough. she does everything for us. our dad barely pays anything for us. i love her more than anything and i hope she feels better. he’s aware we feel this hurt with him and still doesn’t care.
  • I feel like my boyfriend of almost a year lost feeling but is just with me because grew nice and then theirs time where were really good and evening is fine and then theirs just some off days and I feel crazy like maybe I’m just in my head but what if I’m not I just hope this is just a weird rough patch
  • i really like this song, it representa my childhood and story. I love how you speak of this and how you represent it, i want to get this song in a tattoo.
  • i don’t know what i’m doing with my life
  • my mom does not care about my mental health and that makes me sad
  • my dad left me when i was young, so i relate to this song a lot. i listened to it when it first came out, and i cried. this song means so much to me, thank you for having the courage to release your story to people like us. your fans will always rally behind you, and i’ll always be in your corner no matter what. i love you kenzie 🤍
  • absolutely amazing 💓
  • my dad has never been there for me. my mother asked him to leave when i was about 2 1/2 years old and we completely lost contact. my mother got engaged when i was four and married when i was nine. I had no idea about him before that. she didnt tell me much just that my step dad wasnt my real dad bc thats what i thought. so baisically a couple years after i was born he went and had another kid then left that girl. he is now married to a new woman who is crazy. she was tried to contact my mom and ask her questions about me. when i was 12 she pretended to be my sister and ask me a bunch of questions but i believed her. I told her a bunch of information about me and she gave me my dads moms phone number so i contacted her and she said that it wasnt my sister i was speaking to.my mom found out i was speaking to my dads mom who she was not on good terms on bc she didnt tell my dads wife that i was a thing. but i love my grandma so she said i can meet up with her. never happened.
  • I feel a deep connection with this song. My dad has always been present in my life, but he is very emotionally unavailable and puts me down a lot and calls me negative, loud, angry, and that my emotions are not valid. No matter what I say or do he lashes out at me. I understand that he has a lot of childhood trauma, but I wish he would act like a father and not act like he was my brother. I really relate to the lyrics about looking like your father but not wanting to have any connection to him. My dad and I are so similar and so different. I hope anyone who is reading this knows I love and see you. Thank you Kenzie for creating this safe space. 🤍
  • my ex boyfriend used to abuse me throughout our relationship. he would hit me, he would rape me, he would cheat on me, and yet i always ran back to him. i loved him even though it wasn’t reciprocated. when i booked a lead role in a feature film, he insisted on flying across the country and staying with me. i attempted suicide in my trailer. my co star found me nearly lifeless and i told her everything. my ex was arrested. he’s currently serving 35 years for multiple charges. just beginning my healing process. you got this babes. i love you. 🤍🤍 -R.S.
  • my mother and father had me as teens. having a child while they were still children themselves. my dad cheated on my mom, abused her, and chose drugs over everything and everyone. when i was 5, he stuck around for 2 years. at this point, he had joint custody with my mom. i would go to see him on the weekends. he had a new girlfriend who was pregnant with his son. they would have parties every weekend. i would have to sit there and watch television as they drank. i ended up sleeping on the floor everynight. then him and his girlfriend got married. they had my brother. a few months later, he lost custody of me and divorced his wife. my little brother has a restraining order on him and isnt allowed to see our father. now i haven't seen him since i was 8. because of his drug problems, he is homeless now and i do not miss him. i am forever thankful for my mom playing the roll of both. although he is my father, he will never be my dad.
  • My story is that I feel scared and trapped. I feel like I don’t feel good anymore it’s almost like my happy soul is gone and gone for good. Yes I have amazing friends who help me feel great and heal me, but their is this friend who I would love to tell my life and issues to but unfortunately I can’t do that because it stress them out. When I found out that I stress them out that broke and hurt me so much that it almost make me feel like they don’t like me anymore. I feel so sad and I wanna be free from this sadness. I also had to experience my dad leaving me when I was just turning 6 no my mom made us leave. That day hurt me so much that it almost threw me. To this day I haven’t seen him for almost 3 years. Also my story story is that I need help and I need it now before I really regret on what I will do to myself and others which I am so scared of hurting myself or even the people I love. So I hope that I will move on and be happy but for now I need help and I need it now to heal.
  • So so proud of you, song is so good. I literally cried.
  • this song resonated with me so much more than I was expecting it to. It really sums up the complexity of absent father figures so beautifully and I will be shamelessly crying to this. I didn’t even realize I was still sad about my dad until this song stirred something inside of me. love you kenz <3
  • my dad is the worst piece of shit. he forgot my birthday one time and manipulates me to believe that he’s a great father when i see him once every other year. he has a whole other family he’s fully committed to. it’s validating to hear others experiences.
  • this song made me cry as soon as i heard it. the lyrics “but still you don’t know me at all” and “empty promise” really hit oh my goddd! my dad used to promise all these things when i was younger, to me and my siblings. he never did them, he never visited. he has a whole new family now and he doesn’t talk to us now . he lives in a different country so i have not heard from him in years. this song was exactly what i needed. 🫶🏽 healed my inner child
  • by the time i’m sending this message, it’s currently september 30th , 2023. i’ve had a friend last year who i used to be super close to. she was one of my best friends. she was pretty tall, and super funny. she had a lot of dark humor jokes, but always found a way to make them funny. eventually, me and her, along with some other friends had parted away from her due to so much drama. it was too much for me. she had gotten together with my ex bf right after we broke up, and i mean literally right after. i couldn’t handle it, so i just decided to push everyone away, including her, because i was just so heartbroken. later that year, when school was out, she had committed suicide. today, as in september 30th, she would’ve turned 14 years old.
  • A few weeks before my 11th birthday me and my sister came out to our mum that our fathers stepson tried to do things to my sister. Our mother was appalled that our father let this happen and when he was told he told us that we were lying for attention. He chose the side of this monster that he had known for only a few months over his blood. It has been 5 years since this and he only started talking to me again because he got divorced . I don’t think that I will ever be able to forgive him for what he did and I don’t think that he is sorry because he hardly makes any effort to talk and I only hear from him once every 4-5 months saying “hey what’s up?” Every time I see these messages it brings back the horrible memories of the person that I was supposed to be able to trust betray me so bad.
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  • I love so much Kenzie I’m so proud of you 🫶🫶🫶you’re doing great <3
  • When I was growing up all I wanted to be in the music industry. I was in choirs, dance, and musical theatre however there was one person who never truly supported me to her fullest. My mom has always said that school didn’t matter but not to friend boy cuz I’ll be a hoe. She would tell me high school was the best years of my life while threatening me to home school me for going to clubs. I was even forgotten on school grounds for 2 hours. My brothers took priority in her eyes they never did wrong. She always came late/near the end of my performances and never cared about my mental health only getting good grades in my “Top” classes. My parents divorced when I was 9 and I thought my mom would care a little but she didn’t. I wasn’t even able to have a relationship with my dad or my step family till 2020. I love my mom to death but why did she treat me like nothing happened or tell me I wasn’t her daughter yet says she loves me. For 17yrs before she kicked Me out (I’m 19 now)
  • I relate to this song so much, thank you for sharing it with the world! My parents got divorced when I was 4, my dad moved out and I went over to his apartment sometimes for a few years. I don’t have many memories of him but I felt like I had a lot in common with him: math and sports and loved playing catch. The visits became less frequent. When I was 7 we went on a road trip to Disney world with him, I was violently Ill which I will never forget because I had pneumonia and was so grumpy and sick. It makes me so upset that it was one of the last times I saw him since they weren’t good memories. He left when I was 8, no explanation, his mom came over my moms house to tell us he isn’t coming back. His family never explained why. I never heard from him after that. He stopped paying child support. When I was 20, I stumbled on his current address accidentally& tracked him down to confront him but I’m not confrontational. Got no closure, he didn’t want a relationship, I am 30 now & it hurts.
  • My story with a happy end. It's started from my childhood. My dad was happy with alcohol and he came to home just for sleeping, eating and fighting with my mom. I still remember this horrible time when I tried to doesn't let my father to hurt her again. When I was little I asked to myself "why day is always perfect and the night it's the worst". I saw the violence every night. I came to school with tears on my eyes. I was 8 years old. A few years passed, and in 2015 ( when I was 14 teen) my dad came to home and he said that now he starts a new life. He started to read Bible and he stopped drink. When I was teenager he took my phone for a months. He tried to control people which I talked to, to my Instagram account my private life, my books which I read, songs which I listened... I was the worst for him... Everything he waited for it's for reading Bible with me. Also he didn't like me clothes, he didn't let me to wear that I want. I moved in France, I don't see him. I forgive him...
  • i still have both parents around and they are together but i can still kind of relate with my cousin because she’s getting older and barely wants anything to do with me now. she’s a piece that i’m missing and i sometimes hate she’s my cousin.
  • my stories a bit weird, i have a dad, i live with my dad, he’s still married to my mum, but he’s never been a real dad to me. growing up he would hit me and smack me as a punishment and put me on the naughty bottom step. hed do this most days till the age of 9 when after these years it took my mums courage to stand up to him and tell him no and how it was wrong. so it finally stopped, all the violence well at least for a couple years. when i reached 14 my hormones became a bit crazy from being a teenager so when me and dad fought i would start getting more involved and it would become a screaming match througout the house that my mum and brothers would have to sit through. it became so bad that i remember one time when i was about to get out of the shower, my dad came up to the door and screamed you’ve been in there 30 mins get out, which broke me for some reason. i was so angry and locked myself in my room screaming if you don’t divorce him i will hate you forever.-tash, ly sm kenz<3
  • Love you kenz thanks for being such an important part of my life
  • My dad left me and my mom for drugs even tho I was happy they would fight all the time and I didn’t know why he didn’t talk to me for a good. 3 years and when I was six he would call me once a week then he left again and came back in my life when I was 12 I found out that his girlfriend was pregnant with my little sister he does do a good job with my sister but still I kinda feel jealous because he did not do that for me and for my mom when I was 3 she got pregnant with my little brother he was born September 9th he sadly past away at September 13th my mom has been depressed ever since but tries to keep up now I go back and forth from The Netherlands to Portugal to see my little sister and my dad but the relationship is getting better and my mom is better I just hope that he will learn from his mistakes is that too much to ask
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  • my dad left last year when i was 16 and i haven’t seen him since. my mam kicked him out because of his addictions and now that he’s gone i realise he never was a dad to me and never parented me because it feels like he was never there for us anyway. i know i don’t miss him as a person but i miss the dad that i missed out on. your song explains perfectly how it feels to grow up with an absent parent
  • this song is so so so good. i've always had a strained relationship with my dad because he doesn't know how to show love properly. he grew up with an emotionally absent & angry father and now i've grown up with the same. i had to learn from a young age that i just have to deal with an angry man in the house constantly. now i know somewhere no matter where i go, there will be an angry man. i'll never get rid of him in the back of my head. he yelled at me the other day telling me i'll never get anywhere once i start college. he told me i'll fail and cost myself and my family thousands of dollars. i've been through so much in just the past year and it's like he pretends to forget. i've been so confident about going into college and he just shattered me. i know i have all of my friends who are so supportive and loving, but i just want the same from my parents and i hate that it feels like that's too much to ask for.
  • my parents aren't divorced, but they might as well be. they aren't abusive, but they've hurt me in ways that i don't know if i'll ever heal from. sometimes i wish they weren't my parents. sometimes i wonder if i'd be better off without parents at all. i really do hate that they're half of me. thank you kenzie for this song. i've cried myself to sleep listening to anatomy too many times to count 💔
  • Hi I’m a big fan of Kenzie and dance moms I have recently been diagnosed with scoliosis, I’m 14 and going into freshman year of highschool. I was diagnosed April of 2023 I believe and it’s been really hard for me to find clothes that hide my hip because one is higher than the other and we don’t have enough money to fix me yet, but I have faith! I will not be saying my name just in case my friends find my story and I’m not ready to tell everyone I have scoliosis yet and I’ve only told a few people I love you so much Kenzie !!
  • Hurts so bad. I can never understand why i was never enough for him to stay. I didn’t ask to be born yet I have to heal a heart that he broke.
  • So proud of kenzie. she has always had so much potential since dance mom's and i'm so happy she's doing what makes her happy.
  • This song hits home for me. I went through a period in my life where he was sort of there for me & my sister when we were little. For a long time, he's been an alcoholic. It caused us problems, which made me not feel safe being around him anymore because of the issues. When I was in late 7th to early 8th grade middle school, he abandoned me & mys sister, after I had tried consistently to reach out to him so that we'd be able to see him, but, he rarely ever responded, except out of random, days or so later. Each time that happened, it would make me feel so mad & hurt. we lost touch & I felt very depressed. August 2022, we saw each other again & a few times after. But, he abandoned us again in October 2023. I had enough. I was tired of hurting from the pain he had caused us. I basically grew up without him wanting to be a dad too, since we were born. That hurt the most. I'm still healing from that & my own personal mental health issues daily. Thanks for this song. It's healing & amazing.
  • late to tell my story but im here now. my parents were high school sweethearts & don’t really care about anyone but each other. their involvement with me would swing violently & rapidly between overbearingly involved to me essentially raising myself & my sister on my own. when came to anything outside the house, they were suffocating. i was not allowed to have a friend unless they approved. but when we were at home, it was like i didn’t even have parents. i did all the cooking & the cleaning. i was “given the gift” essentially raising of my sister. they were only there to inspect and berate. when i was able to start working at 15, i had to start paying for everything for myself & sometimes for them too. when i would stand up for myself, they would always say “why are you acting like this? we didn’t raise you like this. this isn’t you.” I’m acting like this because of you. you didn’t raise me, i raised myself. you can’t say this isn’t me, you dont even know me.
  • hi kenzie, I met you in Disneyland in 2017, I’ve watched you grow up on dance moms, I’m the same age as maddie but I am also a little sister just like you. I relate to anatomy but with my mom instead of my dad. My parents got divorced in 2019 before Covid 19 and the divorce was just so ugly and awful, my dad and I got kicked out of my childhood house by the police because my mom lied about a bunch of things to the cops. The backstory of it all was my mom was cheating on my dad with my exes step dad and I knew for months and could never tell my dad . But when the truth finally came out my mom and I didn’t speak for over a year and a half. 0 contact. Missed my birthday, Christmas, my nationals for dance… it was just me and my dad. We were homeless for 6 months… and another reason I relate is because people say I have my moms nose. Hence me getting it fixed soon …. I love you kenz thank you for this.
  • my father was “present” in my life until about 3 years ago. i haven’t spoken to him in 3 years, not since he and my mom got divorced. for most of my life, my mom filled the mom and dad role. my grandpa was more of a dad to me than my real father ever was. he’s a drug addict, immature, would sit on the floor and yell and then not speak for minutes if he got evenly slightly injured. he made me feel like it was my fault. my mom and i would count down the minutes until he went to work daily so we could watch tv or paint our nails. i’m glad he’s not in my life but i’ll always wish he was a better person and could be a father to me.
  • I got a letter in the mail from him he sent to the courts detailing how much he hated me. My mom let me read it. I don’t know whose worse.
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  • My dad just left a few months ago and it felt like whip lash and a slow burn all at once. This song literally puts the whole experience into words that I haven’t been able to find.
  • My older sister and I always fight about everything, sometimes we don’t even talk for weeks because how bad the situation was, It got worse when i get older I turned 18 this year so i can understand everything happening so every time we fight i talk back and i try my best to talk thru the conversation so we can just get it done and get over it but she keeps on fighting back and being the “victim” and manipulate me and switch stories. And when I heard you song saying “i hate when people say our nose are the same” it just hit me so hard because my sister and I have literally the same nose. So thank you kenzie and I’m sorry if my English was bad English is not my first language . Again thank you Kenzie I love you 🤍
  • My dad broke up with my mom over text 2 minutes after I was born, we didn't hear from him for a long while after that. There has been some contact through the years here and there but that all stopped when I was around 5-6 years old. I saw him again for the first time in all those years last year (October 2022 a couple weeks before my 18th birthday) He also proposed to his girlfriend [now wife] on my birthday, the girlfriend he kept me a secret from. He never even told her he had a daughter all those years they were together [7+ years now] it was really hard seeing him after so long. Saying 'I want u in my life again' but then Ever since he saw me he told me "you're not my daughter" and keeps denying that eversince. My family [and the family of my dad's side] say he says that to cover up his mistake of leaving and probably also bc of a feeling of guilt. It Hurts a lot to experience such a thing. But to anyone who has a similar situation, please know you are strong and u are amazing!
  • My dad has never been there for me in the ways that matter. When I was younger I would be excited to see or hear from him because I rarely did and all he would do is complain to my mom about child support. I was a cheerleader in high school and he only showed up for a few games and by that point in my life I didn’t really want him around anyway so it didn’t matter too much. But when I graduated in 2020 my high school only allowed two tickets per student so to extend an olive branch I invited him and my mom of course. Well he missed my graduation and that was the last straw. Since then I just don’t want to be bothered with him, that just really hurt me and I want to not hold grudges but a father figure is something that just can’t be replaced so once it’s ruined or if it never existed really like in my case, that’s just really hard to get over. Hoping that everyone here is able to heal and move forward. You are so loved and worthy of all the blessings and joy to come to you <3
  • my parents never have worked well together, and never will. they will never divorce either, though, so i am permanently stuck with the in-between.
  • I really can relate to this song so much, all the things you said were just so accurate to hear, it’s honestly such a beautiful song.
  • I've always had a confusing relationship with my dad. He was absent for most of my childhood as he was working in another country, and he barely reached out. I was definitelygrateful that he was working for my sisters and I, but when he cane back, he was a different person. He caused alot of trauma for us, I've seen him rage behind the wheel causing the car to be going crazy on a main road, I've seen him throw things in anger, and I've seen him hit my older sisters. He's never said sorry. He's made me fear all men who raise their voice, and it still scares me when I can hear him on the verge of raising his voice. After aroujd 6 years of that, he truly tried fixing our relationship, and at first I didnt know how i felt because he could still get mad sometimes. Ive listened to Anatomy since it came out, and althought I cry to it every time, i really appreciate Kenzie forcreating such a safe space, even if it is theough a song ❣️
  • Growing up my dad has never been there for me, getting drunk every time we come over, having 2 DUI’s and only wanting to spend time with his girlfriend. So I really appreciate this song, it helps me cope. ❤️
  • BRAZIL LOVES U, YOUR MUSIC IS AMAZING 🇧🇷🤍
  • My dad used to be my hero. My parents got divorced when I was 7 and I was always closer with him up until about 5 years ago when he started to stop caring about my sisters and I. Though no one would notice, it’s upsetting to see everyone around me live with both of their parents under the same roof. I have no one to talk to about my family dynamic with my dad because no one I’m close to would understand. When I was staying at his house I had to juggle going to school, getting meals for my younger sister and I, and keeping the house in shape all while he was asleep on the couch. He hid all of his girlfriends from my siblings and I, but I found out on my own and didn’t tell anyone for my entire life. At my graduation this year he was late and under the influence, I had to tell him to leave right after so he wouldn’t embarrass me in front of my grade. When I heard a small snippet of this sign, I felt heard. Thank you Kenzie for creating a song that puts what people like I feel into words
  • I think this song is so powerful and speaks to what I and obviously a lot of people have gone through. The talk about empty promises and calling on a random Tuesday, I get it. My dad has a lot of addiction and abuse issues, and I lost almost all contact with him for a long time. Sometimes, he’ll randomly call or text and it throws me off for weeks, sometimes months. I think it’s bittersweet and such a complicated feeling. You know he’s never been there for you, and you hate him. On the other hand, he’s your dad and you miss him. It’s hard. Anyway, this song really gave me a little closure seeing how I’ve felt all these years put into song and dance. It’s really amazing, I can’t wait to choreograph to this song. Thanks Kenz!
  • my father and my mother never had the best relationship. they would always badmouth each other to me, sleep in different rooms, and even ask me how i'd feel if they divorced. in my life i oftentimes feel alone because my parents work overnight shifts and extreme hours. they rarely see each other, me, or my brother. growing up in my household, slamming doors, yelling, and cussing happened more often than not, and i became accustomed to this from a young age. i used to be so close to him until i became a teenager. in his eyes, he thinks i am independent and don't need him anymore, but a girl still needs and misses her dad. he may have known me better when i was younger, but now i'm older, he doesn't know me at all.
  • I sent this song to my dad and told him it was a great depiction of how his absence has made me feel all this time. I don’t think he listened to it cause he responded almost instantly and he said “I miss you and think about you everyday.” Way to just gloss over what I sent you “dad.” God forbid you have feelings for once in your life.
  • Mi papá nos abandonó a mi y a mi mamá cuando yo tenía solo 2 años y mi mamá había recién cumplido 25. Mi mamá lo obligaba a estar presente pero el nunca cumplía y siempre me dejaba abandonada esperando y mirando a la ventana, con las ganas de que llegara a buscarme, nunca llegaba, siempre le importo más su otra familia y hasta el día de hoy no a abandonado el alcohol ni las drogas. Estoy a meses de cumplir 18 y voy a entrar a estudiar medicina. Recién este año intento contactar conmigo. Me da vergüenza decir que soy su hija y ojalá no volviera a hablarme nunca más. Al verlo lo único que me acuerdo es del daño que nos hizo a mi y mi mamá. Los golpes los moretones y el olor a alcohol de mis primeros años de vida. Ojalá que si alguien lee esto sepa que no están solos. Que se puede salir adelante y que todo está en uno. Si tienen un sueño sepan que son capaces de cumplirlo y que siempre llega algo mejor. Sólo esperen y viendo menos lo esperen llegará <3.
  • Not everyone is born Muslim, but Islam will at least once come across you. Like right now.
  • this story isn’t about me but my amazing mother. she grew up raised without her father almost never being there for her until she was much older. he wanted a dna test when she was born because he didn’t want the responsibility of a child with his new wife. my mother was raised to be kind, gentle, and humble and most of all put God first. my grandfather try’s to call and connect every once in a while with my mother, brother, and I. My mother is the sweetest human , and i’m so grateful for her, and I couldn’t be more happy she has never let her father stop her from the person she is today.
  • My mom has lied to me all my life about who was dad saying my stepdad was my dad and he wants and I always felt like that he wants and I knew without her telling me and it hurts like hell because I know he didn’t want him or my real dad he has always treated me and older sister different since she’s his biological daughter and I’m not and I’ve always felt out of place and I wish I knew who was my and why he didn’t want me and it sucks because I’ve needed a father figure I’ve cried because I’ve needed my dad and he isn’t there and my stepdad is the worse always made me feel less and my mom has always let that happen never said a thing about it he even said to my mom that she would need to buy the things I need like clothes shoes and stuff because he wouldn’t buy it for me since I’m not his and no one gets it how it’s like I feel like the black sheep of the family always out of place not being able to express my feelings from this having to keep them to myself.
  • Hi kenzie I love your new song it’s so relatable when I was younger I live with my parents and for 10 years I got abused physically emotionally and sexually by them so then I went into care at 10 years old I’m now 19 and out of care learning to drive and living in my own home so I have made a life for myself without my parent’s support but with my siblings and friends ans that is all I need 🥰💗
  • hi kenz, my grandpa died at cancer in 2019 and i’ve never. been the same since, this song has helped me so much ty , i remember watching you on dance moms with my grandpa so every time i hear ur song i start tearing up, you’ve become a real inspiration to me and other people, ilysm. 💗
  • I LOVE YOU 💗❤️
  • my father left me when i was very young and my mother has never shown me love growing up and ever since then i have never felt worthy of being loved by anyone. growing up without love in my life made me feel worthless and like no one cared about me at all. years later, 2023, my father passed away. i miss him, even when he barely knew about me. the thought, the dream of one day being able to meet him and create this relationship with me to help heal me. i never thought i would have to grow up so fast and become independent so young. i miss him everyday and to this day, still crave the love i deserve. it gets hard, but i am slowly making it by. slowly but surely.
  • this song
  • i feel empty at one point and the other i feel like im happy and like nothing every happened. i’m trying to go to therapy now. this song is truly beautiful and you have come so far kenzie im proud of you 🫶🏼
  • it’s always only been me & my mom. my dad chose drugs and crime over me.
  • I’m a 20 year old student from london, and I’ve never felt more connected to a song before in my life - my dad left my mum and I 3 years ago (moving to a different country and having an affair) and it still hurts to this day - though I go between loving and hating him, it just feels so good that a song like this exists, it perfectly encapsulates my feelings - thank you Kenzie🫶
  • never was bothered to see me unless with his girlfriend to look good, only remember seeing him 5 times when i was younger but i was too nervous to see him anymore. He never tried it cared enough to be a father to me but all i could think about it how i want and needed him to be complete in my life and that i’m just not important enough he was my missing piece and he never missed me.
  • Hii I’m gonna say my name cause I want to. Hi I’m Morgan and I suffer with really bad mh. Kenzies songs help me get through my tough times when I’m struggling and I’m so greatful she came into my life and helped me keep going kenz I love you❤️ -blissxkenz
  • I am ready for my future
  • my dad has always felt like a stranger to me, he lives in a different country and is very physically absent in my life. this song is so validating to those and myself who grew up without a father figure and spent years wondering and thinking about why their dads are not present. thank u kenzie for making a song that describes my relationship with my dad and for making me feel less alone with my daddy issues.
  • This song is genius. Such a powerful message. I think this is one of the best Kenzie songs yet! 💛
  • i grew up with an abusive and deadbeat father until i was 6. we could only see him on a court assigned visit every 2nd weekend. he stooped this when i was about 8 and then came whenever it suited him until i was about 10. i have 3 other siblings and every birthday / christmas i would see them receive a card and present but i never did. he always treated me differently. i grew up just wanting a dad who loved me and i just never got it. i didn’t understand why i was so different from my siblings. after years without contact and i was so desperate for a father i saw him in 2019. i was by myself but all he cared about was my siblings. i remember him seeing a friend that day and he didn’t refer to me as his daughter. this broke me it’s like he was embarrassed of me. i haven’t seen him since. i’m now 20, my sister sees him regularly as she was always the favourite. i joke about my trauma but i truly do want a dad who loves me. why didn’t he want me? why doesn’t he love me? this song broke me
  • I’m terrified that one day I’ll end up regretting my relationship with my dad. But I remember how I felt as a kid growing up without him and I’m not ready to try to fix things yet. I hadn’t seen him for 5 years prior to this year and I can’t help but wonder if he wants back in my life now that I’m gonna graduate and I don’t know I’m just so sad
  • my mother is an alcoholic and mentally abused me my whole life, i never realized until about 2 years ago when others pointed out that her way of parenting/loving wasn’t normal.
  • Thank you for making this song for all of us girls with daddy issues❤️
  • my dad left as soon as I was born, saw me once and never again. he denied he was my father until I had to get proof of parentage sat age 14 where he couldn’t even be bothered to show up to court. He denied ever saying he wasn’t my father. Never paid my mother a penny of child support, but she did it all on her own. This one’s for all the single mamas out there who raise beautiful independent girls. Beautiful song Kenz. 💐🤍
  • My dad always says he’ll visit but never makes an effort. Most of my family lives in Africa but are always able to get a Visa to visit but never my dad. I havent seen him in person in four years. He doesn’t help with any expenses and just expects my mom to do it. All he does is ask for pictures of me on vacation or on my first day of school or something as if that makes uo the responsibility of being a father. He just expects my mom to do everything. Everyone does, including myself, which I feel terrible for. I dont know if my half had the same experience because by the time I was born she was an independent adult and she was born and lived in Africa all her life until last year. It just feels like he’s pretending to care.
  • i love u!!!!😞🩷🩷🩷🩷🩷
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