Preloading

The Moment Shelby's Childhood Stopped

Season 4 Episode 411
Aired on 04/15/2017 | CC tv-pg
Shelby "Soullow" Lowery became a father at age 12, but his childhood ended well before he brought another life into the world.

As the reality TV star tells Iyanla in a one-on-one discussion about his past, his home life as a young boy was anything but stable. Then, when Shelby was 7 years old, he and his sister began getting sexually molested. The guilt and shame Shelby internalized from the ongoing abuse and, in his mind, his inability to protect his sister permeated the rest of his youth and adulthood. Unable to process the trauma, Shelby has manifested his pain in destructive ways. But that is about to end.

Watch as Iyanla listens to Shelby's story and then guides him through an exercise meant to begin his journey toward healing.

If you are struggling or need help, visit RAINN's National Sexual Assault Online Hotline or the National Sexual Violence Resource Center's website.
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