Oprah's Lifeclass Videos

Why Her Mother's Strength Brought Actress Nia Long to Tears - Video
Nia Long, star of 'The Single Moms Club,' vocalized the fears many single mothers struggle with when she asked herself a simple question: 'Am I doing this right?' Nia says that, in matters ranging from raising her two sons to making the decision to separate from her partner, her mother has continued to inspire her confidence. While recounting her mother's resourcefulness as a single parent, Nia breaks into tears of amazement at her strength. Plus, find out why Nia hopes that opening up about the challenges of single motherhood can bring women together.
Iyanla Vanzant on Re-Envisioning Motherhood - Video
For life coach Iyanla Vanzant, empowering single mothers starts by seeing motherhood not only as a blessing but also as an experience. Instead of focusing on the small concerns of everyday life, she wants women to open up to growing and learning from the act of parenting. Watch as Iyanla explains what women's new vision should be.
Iyanla's Healing Prayer: "I Am Not a Victim" - Video
As a single mother herself, Iyanla has faced many of the same challenges women in the 'Oprah's Lifeclass' audience have faced. To begin the healing process, Iyanla leads them in a prayer to help them let go of the label 'victim.' Watch now!
The New Language for Single Moms - Video
Oprah and Iyanla believe that the words a woman uses to define herself hold a great deal of power. For moms, Iyanla says, the mouth can be its own kind of womb, which can give birth to negative energy. Watch as Iyanla examines how changing our thoughts can create a new reality. Plus, actress Nia Long shares her own mantra for single mothers.
Ditch the Guilt for Your Children's Sake - Video
Carving out some grown-up time may seem like a guilty pleasure; however, Iyanla Vanzant explains why creating strong boundaries between what is and what is not your child's business is essential. Plus, actress Nia Long weighs in on how she tries to exemplify the qualities of a well-rounded woman for her two sons. She not only makes sure to have her own separate personal life from them but also refuses give in to their every demand. They'll be thanking her later, she says.
Iyanla Vanzant: "The Biggest Judgment We Have Is Ourselves" - Video
One of the biggest issues single moms say they face is judgment: from other mothers at school, from family or even from strangers. Watch as Iyanla untangles that emotional web and pinpoints where our fear of failure originates.
Calling Single Moms for an 'Oprah's Lifeclass' Special Event - Video
It's a two-week Friday night 'Oprah's Lifeclass' event! Oprah, Iyanla Vanzant and actress Nia Long address the most pressing issues facing single mothers today. Then, Tyler Perry and a surprise celebrity guest join the conversation to discuss dating.
Why Actress Tika Sumpter Loves the Skin She's In - Video
Oprah says she was excited when Tyler Perry cast actress Tika Sumpter as the vixen in the OWN dramatic series 'The Haves and the Have Nots' because Tika was intelligent, gorgeous and dark-skinned. Now, the actress opens up about her experience growing up as the darkest child in her family.
Why a Light-Skinned Viewer Says 'Black Is Beautiful' - Video
Michelle, a light-skinned African-American woman from Maryland, joins the colorism discussion to speak her truth. Watch as she shares an emotional message with all women of color and validates the experiences of those with darker complexions.
The Number One Thing Every Woman of Color Wants - Video
No matter her skin tone, Iyanla Vanzant says, every woman hopes her story is heard, and wants to feel validated. Watch as an 'Oprah's Lifeclass' audience member, the mother of dark-skinned daughters, stands up and encourages a 19-year-old woman who's struggling with insecurities to find a way to feel beautiful.
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