A Sex Worker Finally Allows Herself to Speak Her Truth

Season 5 Episode 511
Aired on 04/21/2018 | CC tv-14
Lauren says that after running away from home at age 15, she immediately fell into prostitution and has been sleeping with men for money for the last 12 years. The 27-year-old has spent much of that time completely numb as a way to cope with working in the sex industry. Now, though, Lauren is experiencing an emotional breakthrough in her work with Iyanla, finally speaking the truth that she hasn't acknowledged in years.

"I need to accept who I am and have the confidence and the courage to become what I believe in and to be able to stand in truth," Lauren says as tears roll down her face. "I believe that I'm a loving mother, that I'm a giver, that I'm not this mean, angry person that I've become."

"Who you are is not what you do, baby," Iyanla says gently. "You've done some pretty foul things, but that ain't who you are."

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