Oprah Winfrey Inspires With Her Golden Globes Speech

 

Oprah Winfrey Inspires With Her Golden Globes Speech. The 75th Golden Globes awards was a show filled with black dresses, a lot of winners and inspirational speeches. Perhaps, the only speech that will go down in history is that of Oprah Winfrey’s Inspirational Speech.

Oprah Winfrey gave a rousing and inspiring Golden Globes speech to honour those who have come forward with their stories in the wake of the sexual harassment scandal that has rocked Hollywood.

As she became the first black woman to win the Cecil B DeMille award during Sunday’s ceremony, Winfrey used her public platform to shine a light on all the injustice and inequality experienced by women in every industry all over the world. Winfrey’s impassioned speech covered everything from racism to #MeToo movement and even led to a standing ovation across the ceremony room.

Most relevant is the speech came after majority of women wore black to the ceremony in support of the newly-launched Time’s Up campaign, which aims to eliminate sexual assault and gender inequality.

In her speech, Oprah Winfrey launched into a monologue about the importance of the international #MeToo movement which moved all the ceremony’s attendees and everyone who tuned in to tears.

 

She asserts that “speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have” and further goes on to acknowledge all the women who have felt strong enough and empowered enough to speak up and share their personal stories; stories that transcend any culture, geography, race, religion or workplace.

She ended her speech by saying “… I want all the girls watching here now to know that a new day is on the horizon. And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say ‘me too’ again. Thank you” Read the full speech here.

Oprah Winfrey’s speech embodies hope, persistence, focus and a promise of a “new day” for women. It is no wonder that Winfrey’s speech set off speculation about whether she might run for presidency in 2020.

Oprah Winfrey (born Orpah Gail Winfrey; January 29, 1954) is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. She is known for her talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, which was the highest-rated television program of its kind in history And was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Dubbed the “Queen of All Media”, she is the richest African-American and North America’s first multi-billionaire black person and has been ranked the greatest black philanthropist in American history.

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