Iyanla Asks a Sex Worker How She'd Tell Her Son About Her Job

Season 5 Episode 511
Aired on 04/21/2018 | CC tv-14
Canitra has been an escort since she lost her job five years ago and needed fast money to pay her bills. The 28-year-old says she's desperate to leave sex work altogether, but Iyanla senses that Canitra may feel more torn than she's been able to admit. So, Iyanla tries a different approach to get to the root of Canitra's true feelings.

"I want you to just, in your mind, think about the day when you have to say to [your son], 'To feed you, clothe you, take care of you, I've sold my body to other people. To men,'" Iyanla instructs Canitra. "What do feel when you think about saying that to your son?"

"Embarrassed," Canitra responds.

Tune in Saturday, April 21, at 9/8c.