A Former Sex Worker Makes a Powerful Point About Loving Yourself

Season 5 Episode 511
Aired on 04/21/2018 | CC tv-14
During her healing work with sex workers Lauren and Canitra, Iyanla brings in a woman named Kathy. Kathy is a former sex worker who now runs a program in Houston that helps women like Lauren and Canitra who want to leave sex work behind. Iyanla hopes Kathy can share some candid lessons with her guests, and the main point that Kathy drives home with Lauren and Canitra is the importance of loving themselves just as they are.

"This is what jacks everybody up: You've got to learn to like you first. ... Let me tell you, when you're so comfortable with yourself—do you hear me?—I don't care what anybody says. You can snatch the hair off!" Kathy says, grabbing her hairpiece off her head and throwing it to the two women seated across from her. "You don't have to worry about what people say, because guess what? Actions speak louder than words."

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