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.
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.
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.
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.
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.