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Oprah Winfrey Uses Her Acceptance Speech To Encourage Women to "Tell Our Truths"

It looks like 2018 is off to an amazing start for The "Mother of Media," Oprah Winfrey. Winfrey's latest #Blackgirlmagic moment took place Sunday night at the 75th Golden Globe Awards where she became the first African American woman to receive The Cecil B. DeMille Award. Instead of giving us a typical acceptance speech, Oprah used this opportunity to shed some light and speak out against sexual harassment. During her speech, Winfrey expressed her gratitude for women who have been victims of sexual harassment but remain silent because they had business to handle. She also encouraged women to tell our truths because "it is the most powerful tool we all have." She then went on to say that she is extremely "proud and inspired by the women who have felt strong enough, powerful enough to speak up and share there personal stories." Oprah's speech goes hand in hand with the social media campaign #MeToo. This movement was created by social activist Tarana Burke. in the wake of sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein. The purpose of the hashtag is empower women through empathy and to show them that they are not alone by connecting them with other people who may have gone through similar experiences. Check out Oprah's acceptance speech below,

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