In the first of a four-part special event, Iyanla Vanzant invites eight women to move into her House of Healing. The women, including a single mother, several victims of child abuse, and a set of twins one of whom was attacked by an ex-boyfriend all share one thing in common: They have all been labeled as angry black women. Iyanla's intention is to prove that this stereotype is inaccurate, untrue and dangerous.
However, on the first night of their stay, sparks immediately fly when two of the women, Gloria and Alana, nearly come to blows after an evening of drinking. After Jaimeka, a mother of three, shoots footage of the argument with her cell phone, Iyanla takes matters into her own hands and confronts the household.
Iyanla begins working with the women to uncover exactly what lies beneath their "angry" exterior. What is the real reason for their behavior? Iyanla tries to prove that a lifetime of pain, hurt and trauma can manifest as inappropriate behavior that is often mislabeled as anger.
Aired: 10 Sep 2016