Oprah Winfrey has been selected as one of the five honorees chosen byÂ Variety Magazine for their Power of Women Issue.
In a chat with Variety, She talked about her journey from talk show reality to real freedom.
On her definition of real freedom: I love the way my life has opened up. My definition of real freedom comes from the movie â€˜Beloved,â€™ where the character Sethe that I played says, â€˜Freedom is waking up in the morning and deciding for yourself what to do with the day.â€™ Imagine that.
On her job as a talk show host: My job was to connect ideas to peopleÂ so they could see themselves and expand their view of themselves. That was my specific intention.
On being the head of a network: I am intentionally trying to create programming that lets people see the best of themselves. Sometimes you show them the worst of themselves in order to see the best of themselves. Itâ€™s not that I wonâ€™t do anything thatâ€™s negative, but I wonâ€™t do anything thatâ€™s negative that doesnâ€™t have a deeper meaning.â€
On her Intentions: I create shows where you see people of color in the ways you see yourself, no matter what color you are.