Actor, producer, philanthropist, and the Queen of media; these are some of the titles given to Oprah Gail Winfrey. She is considered to be one the of the most influential and the only multi-millionaire black woman in North America, with a net-worth of 3 billion US dollars.
When she was younger, Winfrey barely managed to make ends meet. She grew up in a very harsh environment, facing several setbacks even as a child. She was molested and raped by her relatives as a child, resulting in pregnancy at the age of fourteen only to give birth to a baby boy who later passed away due to complications. She was subjected to abuse and bullying by her classmates at school, but she did not let this come in the way of her dream of making it big.
“Turn your wounds into wins” is a famous quote by her, because that is exactly what she did.
She built herself up, rising from the ashes like a phoenix. She proved herself to be a woman of substance and displayed courage. It can be incredibly hard finding faith in one’s own abilities as an individual when you’ve grown up being told you’re worthless. But we must believe, as that’s the only way to truly be happy.
“Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment, you know you have for sure.”
She constantly motivates those around her to stop feeling sorry for themselves, and to instead put out our best and conquering the world one step at a time.
See some of her inspirational talks here: