Pelosi isn't sure Oprah's celebrity is the best thing for 2020

Bessie Dean
January 13, 2018

"She loves this country and would like to be of service in some way, but I don't think she's actively considering it at this time", King said, noting that she spoke to Winfrey at length the night before.

Millions, I know, have similar affection for her.

On Monday, Winfrey's longtime partner, Stedman Graham, told the Los Angeles Times that "it's up to the people" whether she will be president, adding, "She would absolutely do it". Winfrey said she was proud and inspired by all the women who have spoken up to share their personal stories.

"For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dared to speak their truth to the power of those men", Winfrey said. We've all known that to be true for a while.

As Democrats nationwide encourage Oprah Winfrey to seek the presidency in 2020, those closest to the media mogul are sending mixed messages about her political intentions. "My mom came through the door bone-tired from cleaning other people's houses", she said.

She said that the Time's Up initiative wasn't just launched to help privileged women in Hollywood gain access to better pay, opportunities and freedom from sexual harassment but to help women in all industries gain protections against abuse and oppression. "What this movie did is tell a story about class in America, tell a story about the disenfranchised, tell the story about a woman who was not embraced for her individuality".

Winfrey slammed what she called a "press under siege" and insisted she has an "insatiable dedication to uncovering the absolute truth that keeps us from turning a blind eye to corruption and to injustice, to tyrants and victims and secrets and lies". On her talk show, in her magazine, on her network, in her art, Oprah has always provided a blueprint. As to whether she means it, we'll just have to wait and see.

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So I want all the girls watching here now to know that a new day is on the horizon.

It's on us to coax it into being. We apologize. Fox News 13 - Tampa Bay has allowed their live stream to be embedded though.

It's on us to remember that Oprah is shaped, but not defined, by an incredibly hard childhood.

Laura Dern was accompanied by Monica Ramirez, co-founder and president of the National Farmworker Women's Alliance, which represents more than 700,000 women working in the agricultural industry, fighting workplace sexual misconduct. And listen. And act.

Maybe we're in another formative, terrifying period. It should lay at ours.

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