Iyanla Vanzant (Live at Essence Festival)
A year ago, Iyanla Vanzant was a scheduled keynote speaker at Essence Festival. Then the unthinkable happened days before her appearance: she was fighting for her life due to a medical emergency. On July 1, Iyanla made a triumphant return to the daytime stage as an empowerment speaker – shouting hallelujah as she walked through the audience before delivering a stirring testimony about surviving, letting go and shining from within. As a Yes, Girl! treat, we’re sharing her full speech here; let Iyanla words feed your spirit.
Courtney A. Kemp (Power creator and executive producer) and The Matchmaking Duo
Angela Rye (#Woke100) and Candice Benbow (4:43 essayist)
About The Show
At Black Girl Magic headquarters, senior editors Cori Murray (@corimurray), Charli Penn (@ManWifeDog) host ESSENCE's Yes, Girl! Podcast every Thursday. The award-nominated, podcast fills your glass with celebrity interviews, pop culture and unapologetic perspective. From week-to-week, they're uplifting everybody who’s taking Black culture a little higher.