On Thurs., Jan. 21, 2016, StepMom Magazine Founder and Publisher Brenda Ockun was on TV, representing stepmoms worldwide, as a special guest of the “Steve Harvey” daytime TV talk show.
Brenda was asked to appear on Steve’s first-ever, televised Stepmom Summit, as the resident subject-matter expert. On that panel were two celebrity stepmoms—Steve’s wife, Marjorie, and Tameka “Tiny” Harris, a former member of the R&B group Xscape and wife of rapper T.I.
“Being on ‘Steve Harvey’ was a great experience,” says Brenda. “I had fun working with the show’s producers (and makeup artist!) and answering questions from stepmom audience members, who wanted to know how to cope with: being called Evil, setting boundaries, enforcing rules and dealing with a disgruntled ex.”
A few of her comments wound up on the editing floor, but she’s content.
“There’s so much to say about stepfamily life, but so little time on a show like this. Stepfamily issues are something the media shies away from, so I was thrilled that Steve and his team dedicated a good chunk of this episode to just that.
“They also presented stepmoms in a fair and favorable light. So, I’m hopeful that this opens the door to future oppor-tunities for stepfamily discussions. It’d be great if more talk shows would follow Steve’s lead.”
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