Across social media and virtually every form of online media, people constantly refer those who are struggling with various emotional and spiritual burdens to Iyanla Vanzant. Thanks to her “Fix My Life” series, she’s become somewhat of a home remedy of problem solvers. The way people toss her name about is almost akin to receiving that dose of cod liver oil as a child—no matter what was wrong with you, it was always the solution. But after Vanzant’s visit to Ferguson to spread her special brand of healing, she may require some fixing of her own.
Apparently the all-encompassing force that is Black Twitter was none too pleased to learn about Vanzant’s presence in Ferguson, namely because she arrived with a camera crew in tow to film a special episode of “Fix My Life,” In Vanzant’s words, her intent is to “provide a set of tools to begin the healing process while also promoting peaceful change.”
Despite that statement, those who opposed Vanzant’s #FixMyLifeFerguson campaign accused the spiritual life coach of trying to profit off the pain that lingers in the wake of Mike Brown’s murder. Several photos circulated on Twitter showing Vanzant amongst the protestors, and she even tweeted a photo of herself meeting with Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson and Brown’s uncle, Pastor Charles Ewing.
What do you think Clutchettes? Do Vanzant’s #FixMyLife plans have a place in Ferguson?