Oprah Winfrey

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Last night, the 75th Golden Globe Awards were held in Los Angeles, California. It was star-studded and the host, Seth Myers did a great job – his jokes, in my opinion, were perfect for the occasion.

The big focus of the evening was the #TIMESUP campaign, which was the centerpiece of the red carpet conversations, speeches and post-event hoopla. TIME’S UP is a Legal Defense Fund that will subsidize legal support for individuals who have experienced sexual harassment or related retaliation in the workplace. It’s backed by some of the most powerful celebrities in Hollywood

For me, the most heartening moment of the night came from Oprah Winfrey when she received the 2018 Cecil B. de Mille award. Her words were a rallying cry and a call to action. If you haven’t heard the speech yet, please watch it and share. If you have, please watch it again so that you can properly unpack and incorporate the words and the lessons from her riveting speech [full transcript].

I’ve loved Oprah since I was a wee lad. This past summer, I devoured WBEZ’s acclaimed podcast series, Making Oprah and I try to keep up with Super Soul Sunday, whenever possible. I also really enjoyed Oprah’s 2-part interview on Dear Sugars, one of my favorite podcasts. You can listed to those two episodes here:

I think it’s premature to to elevate Oprah to presidential candidate in 2020, but if she wants it, the door is certainly open. Well, at least according to Oprah’s longtime partner Stedman Graham,  who was quoted last night to the Los Angeles Times saying, “It’s up to the people…she would absolutely do it.”

Thanks, Oprah!

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