Bestselling author and life coach, Iyanla Vanzant, is back with her show “Iyanla: Fix My Life,” on the Oprah Winfrey Network.
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LOS ANGELES – One of the most popular shows on the Oprah Winfrey Network is “Iyanla: Fix My Life.” The show features the six-time New York Times bestselling author, spiritual life coach and executive producer working with people in some degree of turmoil and helping them heal. A part of OWN’s Saturday night line-up, the show returns with all new episodes on March 3 at 9 p.m.
Vanzant begins the season working with Kamiyah Mobley, a young girl who was kidnapped at birth and raised by a woman who was not her mother.
Today, that woman is in jail, but the experience has left Kamiyah numb and angry. Iyanla comes face to face with this anger in the season’s fiery premiere episode.
She also works with former music producer Mickey “Memphitz” Wright, a man who had all the perks the music industry provided until false accusations of abuse surfaced. He lost his job, his family and eventually turned to drugs. Vanzant’s work with him takes him to the root-cause of his pain – the brutal murder of his father at the hands of a member of the KKK.
Hazel E was perhaps best-known for starring on the reality show “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood” until her vicious social media rant exposed her controversial comments on colorism and homophobia. Iyanla works with Hazel E to get to the root cause of the pain and anguish that caused her to lash out.
Another episode will focus on Trina Braxton, younger sister of Grammy-winning artist Toni Braxton, and her husband Gabe. Although divorced, their lives are still entwined. Trina claims she wants help navigating her ex-husband’s relationship with her son, Gabe’s stepson, but as they begin their work, some very disturbing family pathologies begin to emerge.
In a three-part special event, Iyanla sits down with the Mitchell brothers, men who were abandoned as children by both of their parents and raised in chaos. They’ve lost two of their brothers – one to prison, the other to murder-and the effects are clear as things get heated. Iyanla tries hard to tame the disorder when their mother, father and sister join the conversation.
This season will also include Vanzant working with two women who are paid escorts and want to leave the industry, two sisters with a deeply broken relationship and an emotional episode with Philando Castile’s fiancée Diamond Reynolds. Castile was brutally murdered by police in front of Reynolds, who streamed the entire incident on social media. In an emotional episode, Vanzant works with Reynolds to help her begin to heal from the trauma she faced that day. Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, is a special guest.