About last night!
As per usual, The Golden Globes didn’t let us down. We are certain that viewership was up this year – obviously due to that giant disgusting elephant that wasn’t in the room. How Hollywood would navigate the sexual harassment reckoning we have seen all year was the real show. We are not out of the woods yet – we are just at the start of award season – but last night’s treading-lightly-vibe was completely brought to shambles by this year’s Cecil B. DeMille recipient.
O P R A H
Following Meryl’s marvelous protest last year, Oprah would be the only fitting choice. Shockingly, Oprah is the first African-American woman to receive the honor by the Hollywood Foreign Press. Let’s be real: Why couldn’t she have been the first celebrity…and billionaire….and WOMAN President – all the firsts all at once?
Mama-O managed to unify, rally, and fire up the internet to unofficially launch her 2020 run for President.
“What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have,” said the divine Madam O.
Isn’t that why we are here, us Queens, Women, Men, of all creeds and colors? We are all here to live our truth. We have fought for it – some have died for it – and now we have a responsibility to live it, Our Truth.
What is the secret to Oprah – that magic touch of 25 years of The Oprah Show? Or better yet, what is it now that seems to make everyone in range of her voice stop, look, and listen? That secret is clear and simple. What last night’s words showed us is what we have been lacking for the past year: compassion.
Compassion is the secret, and Oprah let every victim of injustice know that their truth is not only valid but necessary in order to bring in the new dawn. Compassion, which our current leaders are extraordinarily incapable of, as simple as that. Our truths will set us free and with that freedom comes compassion.
“I’ve interviewed and portrayed people who’ve withstood some of the ugliest things life can throw at you, but the one quality all of them seem to share is an ability to maintain hope for a brighter morning, even during our darkest nights.” I’m not crying. You’re crying.
These words were not only meant for the women and young girls of the world, but for anyone who has suffered through injustice in any capacity. We hear you loud and clear Mothaaa-O and we will live our truth louder and prouder.
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