Oprah Winfrey: From Disparity to Popularity People go through traumatic events at a very young age. From sexual abuses, to drug abuses, to poverty, and multiple other issues. But did you know that one of Hollywood’s most famous stars went through this too? Oprah Winfrey went through all of these issues in her childhood, and has managed to turn her life around, overcome these trying circumstances, and become one of the most successful people in the world today. Oprah’s early life was a very trying and traumatic time in Oprah’s life.
She cares about her reputation and is not interested to license her name for monetary gain. She prefers to use her name to promote social causes and education. Inspired by the late Nelson Mandela, Oprah went on to build the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls just outside Johannesburg, in Mandela’s native country. Oprah says, “Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom”. One of her dreams was fulfilled
I believe that this is a great accomplishment that she achieved and was able to share her stories to her audience about her childhood when she was growing up. Beside the Oprah show and her life for books, she was also a great actress. She was in many great movies and television shows, such as the Color Purple and The Women of Brewster Place
How does one limit their reasoning of how Oprah Winfrey has changed their lives. I would like to start with the fact of how she has shown me that women can be just as powerful as men. In this world today it can be hard to remember that, but Winfrey will never let you forget it. From starting her own charity to help girls get a better education in a place where they were told they couldn’t be taught and are treated like objects. She has continue to strive for a better place for every human, no matter race, gender, sexuality or past life.
Chosen Leader: Oprah Winfrey There are many great leaders throughout the world but the leader that our group chooses to write about is Oprah Winfrey - one of the world’s most influential women. Oprah Winfrey was born in 1954, she is a famous American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. The reason why we choose Oprah is because our group has 5 ladies, all ambitious and want to be successful in life. Oprah is an example of a woman that had overcome many difficulties in life and became one of the richest women. Studying about her will help us apply her leadership style and hopefully be a better leader in the future.
One of the most inspiring women to me is Oprah Gail Winfrey. She was born on January 29, 1954 at 7:51 P.M. EST in Kosciusko, Mississippi, USA. Oprah was the daughter of two unwed teens, Vernita Lee and Vernon Winfrey. Oprah had two siblings, one half brother and one half sister, that both died. Oprah was originally named “Orpah” after the Biblical character in the book of Ruth, but there was a typo on her birth certificate.
Life is full of obstacles and numerous people go through similar obstacles, some are able to overcome these obstacles others let these obstacle destroy their lives. Aileen Wournos and Oprah Winfrey did not know each other, but there was a lot of similarity in their early childhood. They were both surrounded by poverty and parent that did not show much emotional support, they were both also sexually abused and even with numerous similarities they ended up in different point in life. Aileen Wournos became a prostitute and then became a serial killer (Falcon, Richard). On the other hand Oprah Winfrey went on becoming a billionaire and a respected women (Katherine Kohn).
Her perseverance through these events gives her the credibility to say that if she can get through it, so can anyone else. The book was shown on Oprah Winfrey’s book club which is a spotlight at powerful books that make you think. Just how Love Warrior does. In this novel, even though this doesn’t fully cross down the racial or ethnic lens. It still has many valuable ideas, for example, to never give up.
A lot of her rhetoric is layered to include a mixture of multiple appeals at the same time. This age of media allows us the privilege of actually being able to watch the audience respond as well as see the social commentary all over the Internet. Regardless of whether you were invested in the subject, or had your own opinion, it would be hard to say that Oprah Winfrey’s speech was not effective to her audience. It is indeed very
Angelou used questions to make the reader feel and understand her point of view. Maya Angelou’s work as a poet had very defined themes and styles. One of Angelou’s most iconic compositions is a poem of self-worth and perververenve deemed “Still I Rise.” The poem quickly draws the reader into the story through the use of rhetorical questions and continues this style as the poem progresses. “Did you want to see me broken? Bowed head and lowered eyes?” (“Still I Rise”).