New Season Features a Young Girl who was Kidnapped at Birth,
Music Producer Mickey “Memphitz” Wright, Hazel E from “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood,”
Trina Braxton of the Famed Braxton Family and the Fiancée of the Late Philando Castile
Los Angeles – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network’s award-winning “Iyanla: Fix My Life” featuring six-time New York Times bestselling author, spiritual life coach and executive producer Iyanla Vanzant will return to the network’s Saturday night lineup with all-new episodes beginning Saturday, March 3 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.
Iyanla is back and begins the season like you’ve never seen before. In her most explosive episode ever she works with Kamiyah Mobley, an 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.
Iyanla 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. Iyanla works with him to find 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.
Trina Braxton, younger sister of Grammy-winning artist Toni Braxton, and her husband Gabe are divorced, yet 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.
Later in the season, viewers will also see Iyanla work with two women who are paid escorts and want to leave the industry and two sisters with a deeply broken relationship.
This season also features an emotional episode with Philando Castile’s fiancée Diamond Reynolds. Philando Castile was brutally murdered by police in front of his fiancée, Diamond Reynolds, who streamed the entire incident on social media. Diamond’s life has been shattered. Now in an emotional episode, Iyanla works with Diamond in order to help her begin to heal from the trauma she faced that day. Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, is a special guest.
“Iyanla: Fix My Life” is produced by PIGEON for OWN with executive producers Paul Harrison and Iyanla Vanzant.
Iyana Vanzant Biography
Iyanla Vanzant is the host and executive producer of OWN’s acclaimed and award-winning series “Iyanla, Fix My Life.” She is a mother, survivor, spiritual life coach, empowerment orator, minister, three-time NAACP Image Award winner and six-time New York Times bestselling author whose focus on faith, personal development and loving relationships has captivated and inspired audiences around the world. In addition, Iyanla is also a regular contributor to O, The Oprah Magazine and has been featured in numerous publications as well as on the cover of Essence magazine. A prolific writer, she has published seventeen books that have been translated into 23 languages and sold millions of copies. Her most recent book is “Forgiveness: 21 Days to Forgive Everyone for Everything.” When not writing or appearing on television, Iyanla lectures and facilitates workshops nationally and internationally. With her no-nonsense approach and underlying message of, “live better by loving yourself,” Iyanla has ignited a universal spark of self-discovery.
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