After Oprah had her amazing acceptance speech on stage as she received her Cecil B. DeMille Award, she went backstage to handle the press conference where she had a few more pieces of wisdom to pass on.
Oprah Winfrey attested that at seven years old, she was very sad and all of the true love she received came from her teachers at the time. One thing she said to have learned from that time is that everyone wants to be seen and heard and that was how her teachers made her feel.
She stated that the greatest lesson she learned throughout her career came from Maya Angelou. She added that she learned to assess people’s behavior not only in the way they treat her but how they treat other people because “if people talk about other people they will talk about you”.
She also went on to say that the Cecil B. de Mille Award humbled her because, with films, she is the new kid on the block. However, she also added that her success felt authentic because it was indeed authentic as it comes from her soul.
She once again touched on the #MeToo campaign and the #TimeUp movement saying that when something really negative starts brewing, there is an opposite reaction that occurs. She was quick to add that while wearing black in solidarity is important, it is just one step. She also made sure to commend the #TimeUp movement reminding that the issues that are just being dealt with have been occurring for a while. She strongly advised that the legal aid and financial backing given by the movement should not be focused on the women of Hollywood alone but the everyday women.
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