Oprah's Lifeclass Videos

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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