‘Iyanla: Fix My Life’ returns for new season on OWN

A four-part, multi-week episode sees spiritual life coach Iyanla Vanzant dispelling the myth of the “Angry Black Woman.”

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An all-new season of OWN’s award-winning series “Iyanla: Fix My Life” will return to OWN.

A four-part, multi-week episode sees spiritual life coach Iyanla Vanzant dispelling the myth of the “Angry Black Woman” and addressing the misperceptions sometimes associated with African American women, their behavior and ultimately their cultural identity.

In the four-part season premiere, Iyanla aims to prove that the “Angry Black Woman” stereotype is inaccurate, untrue and dangerous. The women, who struggle with abusive pasts and abandonment, are provided with the opportunity to be heard, as together with Iyanla, they examine their feelings and misguided pain in order to move past these underlying issues and create positive patterns of communication.

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Later in the season, Iyanla travels to Atlanta to visit the Henry family as they deal with a father who is often not present, leaving the family for days at a time.  While he is gone, his wife is aware her husband is likely involved in drugs and sex.  Iyanla works with the couple and their daughters to explore the effects of childhood wounds, silent agreements and codependency.

Iyanla also returns to the “House of Healing” in future episodes with six African American men struggling with broken spirits and broken hearts. The men-which include a man attempting to build a life for himself after numerous stints in jail to a former singer who struggles with feelings of abandonment to a father looking to mend a relationship with his famous socialite daughter-are struggling with their identities due to the effects of feeling criminalized, dehumanized and victimized by society.  In three groundbreaking episodes, Iyanla will explore each man’s story and reject the narrow parameters society uses to define manhood, and to also help each define themselves in ways that honor their strengths, culture and relationship to society.

 “Iyanla: Fix My Life” premieres Sat. Sept. 10 at 9PM ET/PT‏

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