I have read more about Oprah Winfrey’s ass than I have about the rise of China as an economic superpower. I fear this is no exaggeration. Perhaps China is rising as an economic superpower because its women aren’t spending all their time reading about Oprah Winfrey’s ass.
In honor of Oprah Winfrey: Even greater than the ability to inspire others with hope is the power to motivate them to give as much to the lives of others as they would give to their own; and to empower them to confront the worst in themselves in order to discover and claim the best in themselves.
I was taken to an examining room where a big butch nurse practitioner came in and asked me if I was pregnant. No way! Was I sexually active? Nope! Had I ever been molested? Well, I said, trying to make a joke, Oprah says the only answers to that question are ‘Yes’ and ‘I don’t remember.’ I laughed. We were having fun. The nurse looked at me, concerned/annoyed.
Raped at age nine by a relative and pregnant at 14 Oprah Winfrey, like many others have experienced the wickedness and brutality of our society. Sadly, it’s an environment where blood lines no longer hold.