Was born in the back of a taxi.
Son, Damon (b. 1970).
Daughter, Gemmia (b. 1972).
Daughter, Nisa (b. 1974).
Graduated from Medger Evers College in 1983.
Became a Yoruba priestess in 1983.
Earned a law degree from Queens College in 1986.
Iyanla is a talk show host.
Iyanla was awarded an Oni award by the International Association of Black Women as one of the nation's unsung heroes.
Iyanla was named Alumni Of The Year by the National Association of Equal Opportunity in 1994.
Iyanla serves as a national spokesperson for Literary Volunteers Of America.
Iyanla has received numerous awards and accolades for her work.
Iyanla is known as the most dynamic African-American speaker in the country.
Iyanla worked in the Philadelphia Public Defender's office.
Iyanla became a Yoruba Priestess in 1983.
Iyanla has published twelve self-help books.
Iyanla's name means great mother.
Iyanla owns a cat named Mr. Coco.
Iyanla gave birth to her daughter, Nisa in 1974.
Iyanla gave birth to her daughter, Gemmia in 1972.
Iyanla gave birth to her son, Damon in 1970.
Iyanla's husband is named Adeyemi.
Iyanla lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Iyanla was born in the back of a taxi.
Iyanla: Tell your story because it will heal you, and someone else.
Iyanla: Devotion will clear up misconceptions that may have obscured your vision of life.
Iyanla: What you need is love, not romance.
Iyanla: You must make a conscious approach to what you think, and how you feel about what you do.
Iyanla: You must spend a little time each day in devotion to the truth about yourself.
Iyanla: Whatever has been going on in your mind, your life, or your heart can stop, right now, if that is truly what you desire.
Iyanla: My greatest desire is for people to know who they are from the inside-out, and to use that knowledge as a tool of empowerment and love.