Premieres Saturday, March 3 at 9 PM 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.