Nov 5, 2013

Oprah Winfrey and Iyanla Vanzant will be taking on the complex issue of colorism in the African American community for an upcoming episode of OWN's 'Lifeclass.'  The show is also seeking participants who are willing to share their stories.

Here is how the show is being described:

How has the color of your skin impacted the way you feel about yourself? Have you ever felt prettier or less attractive because of your skin color? Have you been made to feel like you weren't good enough because your skin was too light or too dark? How has your skin color affected your self-esteem, personal/romantic relationships, your career? When is the first time you became aware that you could be/were being treated differently because of the color of your skin? Has skin color been an issue within your family? What was your experience? What was said?

On an upcoming Lifeclass, Iyanla Vanzant will be discussing 'Colorism' in the African American community. Please respond only if you are willing to share your story on television.
As a loyal follower of Oprah.  I'm very happy to see her tackle these types of issues that are pertinent to not only our community, but people of color as a whole.  As I states in a previous article, colorism is a disease that just doesn't affect black people.  The eurocentric ideal of beauty has been a plague for many who do not fit that standard.

Have you been a victim of colorism?  If so, please share your story.

If you are interested in participating in this taping of Lifeclass and are willing to share your story involving colorism please click here for more info.