Diana Marua recently took to Instagram to confront a painful childhood experience involving her mathematics teacher. In a candid and emotional video, she recounted the humiliating treatment she received during her school years and showcased her current achievements.
Diana began by acknowledging the real impact of childhood trauma and expressed her strong emotions about the subject. She addressed her former mathematics teacher directly, stating, “Childhood trauma is real, and today, I’m feeling deeply angered. I want my math teacher to hear this loud and clear. You see this car? It’s just one of many I’ve acquired. This mansion? It’s mine too. You treated me like a nobody in school. Do you remember what you put me through?”
She went on to emphasize her success, highlighting that she now employs individuals who enjoy a better quality of life. “Mr. Kimamu, Mr. Nzioka, I hope this message reaches you. I’m furious as I speak. I am an employer now, and this teacher probably thought I’d end up destitute,” Diana proclaimed while proudly displaying her luxurious possessions.
Diana invited her former teacher to visit her and witness her achievements firsthand, urging them to watch a specific video that documented the most humiliating moment of her life, which the teacher was responsible for.
Furthermore, Diana offered valuable advice to educators, cautioning them against marginalizing students who may struggle academically. “Childhood trauma is a genuine issue. As a teacher, remember that we all possess unique gifts. Don’t make any child feel inferior,” she urged passionately.
In a subsequent YouTube video, Diana opened up about her own embarrassing experiences, shedding light on her struggles with mathematics. She explained that her responsibilities as the elder sister at home often left her with insufficient time to complete homework and arrive at school early.
She vividly recalled a particularly embarrassing incident when her mathematics teacher selected her to solve a fraction quiz. “Mathematics, you know, has never been my strong suit. It’s by the grace of God that I made it this far. When I remember that day, it still hurts. People raised their hands, and the teacher came to me, handing me the chalk. ‘Omash, what do you know? Others are raising their hands; take it and try to solve it,'” Diana recounted.
Under the intense pressure, she was sweating profusely and unable to write anything on the chalkboard. Her teacher chastised her, saying, “You can’t even hold things properly. Is there anything you’re good at?” Diana responded with “fractions,” but the teacher dismissed her, asking, “What is this? Can’t a class three student do this?!” The teacher then moved her down to a class three level in front of the entire class, where another student answered the question correctly.
Diana shared that she felt a deep sense of humiliation, explaining, “The worst part is when you’re on the verge of tears but can’t cry. Can you imagine the embarrassment?” Her story serves as a powerful reminder of the lasting impact that educators can have on their students, both positive and negative.