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Heart winning powerful speech by Oprah Winfrey at Golden Globe 2018 Awards

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Hollywood celebrated one of the most significant events recently marking the 75 th Golden Globe Awards. Not only did the fact that it’s the 75 th year of the award ceremony make it special, but celebrities donned black outfits in support of Time’s Up movement.
For the uninitiated, the Time’s Up movement was in response to the recent Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal which led to the ousting of many celebrities like Kevin Spacey and Jeffrey Tambor as well as the #MeToo campaign which took the world by storm. The movement was founded by 300 women from the entertainment world which include names like Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington to fight harassment and abuse in the workplace.
Famous chat show host and philanthropist, Oprah Winfrey won the Cecil B. DeMille award for lifetime achievement at this year’s Golden Globe. Not only that, but she has also become the first ever black woman to receive this honour.
Oprah is known for her remarkable speeches and powerful appeals towards initiatives that aim at bringing about a change in the society. She weaved magic through her words at the Golden Globe recollecting Sidney Poitier’s win at the Golden Globe for 1964’s Lilies of the Field. She stated, “It’s not lost on me that at this moment, there are little girls watching as I become the first black woman to receive this award.” Oprah went on to speak about free press saying, “I want to say I value the press more than ever before as we try to navigate these complicated times. Which brings me to this: What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have. I’m especially proud and inspired by all the women who felt strong enough and empowered enough to speak up and share their personal stories.”
The legendary artist added, “This year, we became the story. But it’s not just a story affecting the entertainment industry, it’s one that transcends any culture or workplace.” Oprah also spoke about Recy Taylor, who was raped by a group of white men in Alabama in 1944. She said, “Recy Taylor died 10 days ago. She lived too many years in a culture broken by brutally powerful men. Women were not believed.”She concluded her speech in a beautiful yet powerful way stating, “I want all the girls watching to know 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 they are the leaders to take us to the time where nobody has to say ‘me too’ again.”

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