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Still I Rise……

A black born as a woman, life was never easy for her, but she seized the best out of everything. This woman who wears as tough and strong exterior is one of the most sensitive celebrities to be found.
Today, she is one of the richest women in America and being black, her success has become an example for not only black American women, but women all around the world.
This woman who began her career as a radio artist, has come to be known as one of the most famous celebrities of America. Her talk show, called The Oprah Winfrey Show gained her recognition like never before.
Raped at the age of nine and became pregnant at 14, she had a terrible childhood, for she was also born to a teenage single mother.
The courage with which she narrated her story of sexual and physical abuse helped and encouraged millions of people to confess the abuse they had faced and never had the courage to speak it out, leave aside speak against it. It was The Oprah Winfrey show, that encouraged the LGBT community to come out on a national platform.
She is famous for being extremely selective about her friends. She might be associated with a huge bunch of people from all spheres of life but is friends with only a few. A similar alliance was found between her and the famous African-American poetess, Maya Angelou. Maya Angelou who was as strong a woman as Oprah herself is, has authored the famous poem, Still I Rise.
This poem can rightly be called an exemplification of Oprah Winfrey herself. Here’s a rendition of the poem, to experience the strength of the icon.

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