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.
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.
Discrimination within races can be found in many communities. According to Iyanla Vanzant, these beliefs are often so ingrained that many fail to recognize they exist. Find out what she says is the first step to facing colorism.
'Oprah's Lifeclass' audience members stand and share their personal experiences with colorism. Watch as two lighter-skinned women explain to Iyanla why they feel discriminated against both inside and outside their communities. Plus, Iyanla and Oprah begin the healing process.
It's an issue that wreaks havoc among African-American, Asian, Indian and Latin American communities: colorism. What is it, and why has it led to discrimination for hundreds of years? Watch as Oprah and Iyanla Vanzant address the prejudices and misconceptions associated with light and dark skin.
An audience member in the 'Oprah's Lifeclass' Social Lab considers herself old-fashioned and wants to know whether she should ask a man out on a date? Watch as dating expert Amiira Ruotola gives her the script any woman can use to prompt someone to ask her out on his own.
According to Greg Behrendt and Amiira Ruotola, authors of the book 'It's Just a F***ing Date,' too many relationships today can be described as 'tweet, tweet, sleep over, break up.' But does that mean you're really dating? Watch to find out why Greg and Amiira say many women speed through the dating process to get clarity on the status of their relationships, lowering their standards along the way.
Melanie, Skyping in from Canada, says first dates make her nervous because she's afraid she'll blow it with someone who could be 'the one.' Watch as dating experts Greg Behrendt and Amiira Ruotola explain how to be yourself on a first date. Plus, find out why many women don't realize how much power they have on a date.
According to Greg Behrendt and Amiira Ruotola, authors of the book 'It's Just a F***ing Date,' dating in the digital age can make it easier to meet people but more difficult to actually communicate. Find out why Greg says texting allows men to hide behind their fear of rejection, and get Amiira's advice for women who can't stand talking over text.