Nathan Harris, author of "The Sweetness of Water," can't wait for you to read his novel on "race and class, heartbreak and love, tragedy and redemption, and everything in between." Are you going to #ReadWithUs?
I love @GrandWailea so much that in 2006 I took 500 Harpo employees and their families to say thank you. And now I’m so excited these wonderful Fathers and their families get to delight in this great Hawaiian vacation haven! Thanks Carol Munroe at @HiltonHotels!
Black fathers are truly kings who deserve to be honored as such. Which is why I invite you, your fathers, and your families to join us for the first-ever #OWNSpotlight: Honoring Our Kings, Celebrating Black Fatherhood, tonight at 9|8c on @OWNTV.
Just announced: @Oprah's latest selection for @oprahsbookclub is... "The Sweetness of Water,” which takes place in the days after the Emancipation Proclamation.
@tonydokoupil sat down with author Nathan Harris as Oprah announced her pick.
This is Nathan’s debut novel and I’m thrilled to introduce him to you all because you’re going to grow to love him and his work. Download your copy here and follow us to join the conversation: apple.co/Oprahs_Book_Cl…
My next @oprahsbookclub is “The Sweetness of Water” by Nathan Harris. The novel is set in the fictional town of “old ox” Georgia at the end of the Civil War where we meet Prentiss and Landry, two brothers who have only known life as enslaved people.
So with this special we are honoring the full, broad, deep, and wide reality of Black fatherhood. Hope you can join me and the phenomenal @SterlingKBrown this Tuesday 6/15 at 9|8c on @OWNTV as we honor our kings.
#OWNSpotlight: Honoring Our Kings, Celebrating Black Fatherhood is a dream I’ve had for a long time. For far too long, there have been false and negative stereotypes about Black men, particularly Black fathers, that have seeped into culture through television and movies.
We could all use a little song and a whole lotta dancing right now, which is why I'm throwing an @intheheights virtual block party this Thursday 6/10 at 7 PM EST over at @OprahDaily. The magnificent cast will join me, so click here to register for FREE: OprahDaily.com/intheheights
I saw so much of my own story in this beautifully written book by Ashley, who—like me—also had to overcome a challenging childhood growing up as a poor, Black girl. Her remarkable memoir about finding love, finding freedom, and finding herself will move you.
In this special free episode of #TheMeYouCantSee, @Oprah and Prince Harry sit back down with the world’s top mental health experts to talk about where we go from here, and how to keep the conversation going. Watch it now on Apple TV+ apple.co/TheMeYouCantSe…
If you finished watching my new docuseries #TheMeYouCantSee, you might be thinking “Now, what can I do?” My fellow co-producer Prince Harry and I sat back down with some of the world’s top mental health experts to discuss where we can all go from here.
It’s his job to help connect the current lives of young children to the souls and minds they left behind. And that’s what he’s trying to help Fawzi do: Process the trauma, find the good memories, and transform this traumatic experience into something good.
Enter Dr. @essamdaod, a child psychiatrist working with kids of Syrian refugees with his international aid organization @HumanityCrew. He believes that when you escape your troubled home, it’s not only your body that suffers and is in need of a doctor, but also your mind.
Now, he doesn’t like to think about it because it makes him cry, and he thinks the solution is to try and forget his brother. He’s experiencing trauma, but he’s too young to even know it...let alone have the tools to process it.
He’s experienced a lot in his 11 years on Earth, but the most traumatic experience was his brother being killed in a playground bombing. Fawzi and his mother ran to look for his brother when they found out but he had been blown to pieces.
You go to church, take it to God, and everything will be just fine. But dealing with all of his pain on his own made him lose his passion for cooking; to this day, he can’t even watch his episode of Chopped because he was in so much internal pain while filming the show.
He was taught to push it all down, put on a mask, smile, and fake it, even when he was feeling completely broken inside. Because he says in much of the Black community, therapy is taboo, speaking to a therapist was out of the question.
The Me You Can’t See: Rashad, living with depression and anxiety. Rashad says he’s seen a lot of things in his life, from his house being raided as a kid to his dad going to jail—and all that childhood trauma led him to a place of depression.