Iyanla Vanzant hopped on a plane to Ferguson, Missouri to shoot an episode of her OWN series Iyanla Fix My Life, the network announced Wednesday.

Following the shooting death of Michael Brown and subsequent unrest in Ferguson, the ordained minister and spiritual life coach traveled to the area to listen to the people who have been adversely affected and to help the community find a path to healing.

“My heart hurts for the family of Michael Brown and the citizens of Ferguson,” said Vanzant. “In the wake of this tragic death, it is my responsibility as a mother, grandmother and teacher to show my support and to offer the community a chance to share its story with the nation. In addition, I hope to provide a set of tools to begin the healing process while also promoting peaceful change.”

Breaking from the traditional Iyanla: Fix My Life series format, Iyanla is taking her show to the streets of Ferguson the special episode.

The airdate will be announced in the coming week.

Season three premieres Saturday, September 6 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

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3 thoughts on “Iyanla Vanzant Heads To Ferguson

  1. Mary Burrell on said:

    I hope Iyanla can help Mike Brown’s family, she has a gift to help get closure and heal. I think this is a good thing.

  2. carmen on said:

    This is good. The Brown family needs good spiritual and grieving counseling. The majority of the citizens of Ferguson and in that community need to be educated about life skills, registered voting drives and showing up at the polls and vote, job training, conduct, they need a lot of help. Ferguson also need to clean house starting with the mayor, police chief, city council and police officers. Ferguson needs diversity and unity. It’s divided and looks like “us against them”, a very ugly picture. Ferguson reminds me of a plantation, people are trapped, it’s very sad. Sadly sometimes it takes tragedy to turn into triumph. I hope Ferguson turns around in a positive way after all of this/it’s struggles.

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