Oprah's Lifeclass Videos

Iyanla Vanzant on the First Step to Confronting Colorism - Video
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.
Iyanla Vanzant on Colorism: 'A Wound Needs a Witness' - Video
'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.
How Colorism Affects People Around the World - Video
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.
First Look: Oprah's Lifeclass Addresses Colorism - Video
Oprah is joined by Iyanla Vanzant to discuss colorism, the prejudice people face based on skin color, and the impact it has on self-esteem.
How to Ask a Man Out Without Actually Asking - Video
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.
Why Women Have Lowered Their Dating Standards - Video
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.
How To Be Yourself on a First Date - Video
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.
The Truth About Texting and Dating - Video
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.
Why Brene Brown Says Perfectionism Is a 20-Ton Shield -Video
Are you a perfectionist? Brene Brown says this is one of the three main ways people protect themselves from getting hurt. Watch as Brene explains why perfectionism is really just a form of armor. Plus, find out how this trait is connected to shame and fear.
Brene Brown Breaks Down Common Types of Armor - Video
If you turn to food, gossip or social media when you're feeling vulnerable, Brene Brown says, you may be numbing yourself to keep from getting hurt. Another type of armor people use, she says, is 'dress-rehearsing tragedy' when things are going well, a mood she calls 'foreboding joy.' Find out why Brene says joy is the most vulnerable emotion people experience.
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