Oprah’s Life Class: Letting Go of Anger

Diamond Stylz discusses Oprah’s Life Class: Letting Go of Anger

About Diamond Stylz

Diamond Stylz is a transgender producer/activist/public speaker. She is the host of Marsha's Plate Podcast and the Exe Dir of Black trans Women Inc.From sharing her sultry voice in song, thought leaderships on trans womanist issues,and commentary on life and current events, she will capture your heart.
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5 Responses to Oprah’s Life Class: Letting Go of Anger

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  2. Ray says:

    Diamond Stylz you are an inspiration to me. Thank you for your honesty about your upbringing and who you are. I am able to take what I have heard regarding your story and incorporate it into my life, in dealing with anger. My situation: My mother took care of me the best that she could. My father was a heroin addict, sexually molested me, attempted to drown me as an infant by flushing the toilet with my head in the water, had numerous affairs in the neighborhood, and eventually remained in prison for a good part of his families lives. I recently found out at the age of 47, I have two additional step brothers (my father had an affair with another woman who conceived the two additions) from the three I already knew of. I am the only girl of five brothers. I was shunned by my brother’s family (the initial three who were brothers and raised in the same household) because I was considered the affair baby. Therefore, my brothers were to have nothing to do with me. At the age of 13, I became sexually active with several boys in the neighborhood. Until I met the person who I have been with for the past 33 years; no marriage. We are now separated due to our past issues. You ask, how has anger affected my life? It has made me an angry and bitter person. It has consumed me. I have feelings of abandonment and resentment; for allowing someone to take over my dreams of being a married woman and remaining with that person for 33 years. But, that person did not abandon me in every other area of our lives. He remained with me and the children and provided the best home and did the best he could. Now, do I overlook the marriage situation and say to myself, he did the best he could with what he had to bring to the table. Or do I let this issue of not being married and the need to belong consume me, when I was married in every way but that piece of paper.

    I have been watching and listening to topics within Oprah’sLife Class, including your story on Letting Go of Anger and Forgiveness. I watched the show with Terry McMillian. Thereafter, Oprah said something very profound that I carry with me today, and would like to share with you, that assist me with Letting Go of Anger, moving on, and forgiveness. She said, “Letting go of anger means giving up the hope that the past could be any different than what it was”. “Live for the Here and Now, so the past does not hold you prisoner”. I thank her for that and I thank you for your story.


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