Ta’kari Lee, the first-born child of Basketball Wives LA star Jackie Christie, sat idly for years hoping the reason her estranged mother resented her, would reveal itself. The world has witnessed Jackie get in physical confrontations with 7-foot tall NBA giants to protect and show love for her husband Doug. Meanwhile Ta’Kari has wondered since childhood if her physical appearance is the source of mother’s contempt or if it’s something deeper than that?
Lights To Her Shadow takes you on an unfiltered journey through the dysfunctional, heartbreaking childhood of Ta’Kari, all facilitated by her extremely-controlling mother. Its a story of fear, greed, jealously, mental abuse and riches by any means necessary. The story reveals many dark times in the family’s past, including parts of Jackie’s life that are being brought public for the time.
Things went from bad to worse for Ta’Kari when she decided to take matters into her own hands at age 15. One fateful night led to an emancipation of sorts for Ta’Kari, which only led to further discovery in her life. No matter how far Ta’Kari physically distanced herself from her mother, she soon realized that mom’s money controlled her whether she lived down the hall or in different states.
Ta’Kari spent her entire life trying to make the mother who despised her, love her. But she now realizes the healing process starts with opening her heart, revealing her pain and confronting what it was really like being “committed to the Christie’s.” Ta’Kari is willing and able to forgive her mother, but is clear on the point that she cannot and will not ever forget how things transpired.
Lights To Her Shadow demonstrates how Ta’Kari had to lose everything in life just to find herself. The only unanswered question left: will she ever be good enough for her mother?